How to Buy a Good Quality Tie Rod End

Your vehicle's steering system is likely made up of a pinion and rack. Within this system are tie rods, which play a role in moving the tires on your car. These tie rods are found on both of the steering rack ends.

Tie rod ends wear down over time thanks to the beating they take as you drive. In general, mechanics typically recommend that you have them inspected on a regular basis so that you don’t get to the point where they are badly damaged.

Are you suddenly starting to hear a strange knocking sound coming from your car in the front end? Do you feel it pulling to one side as you drive? If you answer yes to either of these questions, your tie rod end could be the culprit, and it could be time to replace it.

Here are some helpful tips to help you choose the correct tie rod end for your vehicle:

  • Start by getting a quote, or pricing for replacing the tie rods on both sides of the vehicle. This will ensure even wear and tear.

  • Within your quote, factor in the cost of an alignment. Mechanics will often end up recommending this step as well.

  • Inspecting and replacing a tie rod end is usually best left to the professionals. They can educate you on the different brands, and features that differentiate them.

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Mike

26 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer) - Livonia, Michigan
Mike was very polite and professional. He answered our kids questions about what he was doing. He never seemed bothered by all the questions my kids were asking. Would definitely recommend Mike and will definitely have him back when we need work done.
Ford Fusion - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mike was very thorough with his work and explained everything that was recommended for safe operation of my vehicle. He went out of his way to do the job well.

Claud

8 years of experience
303 reviews
Claud
8 years of experience
Saturn Aura - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Royal Oak, Michigan
Claud is punctual, professional, and courteous. We have nothing to complain about, and will do more work with @YourMechanic in the future. We will be sure to ask for Claud..
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer) - Royal Oak, Michigan
Claud is amazing! He cares about his job and does it very well. I won't let anyone else touch my vehicles.

Collins

12 years of experience
299 reviews
Collins
12 years of experience
Pontiac G6 - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Atlanta, Georgia
Collins is easy to be around. I kept him company and chatted him out. He responedd very kindly to me

Nathaniel

10 years of experience
244 reviews
Nathaniel
10 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Right Outer) - Chesapeake, Virginia
Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Nathaniel. I would like to request him again if I need repairs in the future.

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