Tie Rod End - Tie Rods

How Tie Rod Ends Work

Tie rods are vital for precise steering in all vehicles they are basically the arm of your power steering rack. and make steering in combination with a steering pump effortless. A functional tie rod connects the suspension and steering system to the front wheels on the ground by several joints so that the wheels turn accurately as the steering wheel is turned. Such a system allows the driver to use minimal force to turn the vehicle. You’re probably wondering,

How do you know if a tie rod end is bad?

Well, there are several very noticeable symptoms that you can watch out for. Below are some common symptoms of a faulty tie rod end.

  • Steering wheel vibrates or shakes
  • Poor front end alignment
  • Steering wheel feels loose
  • Abnormal tyres
  • Loud, unusual noises

One of the primary jobs of the tie rod end is to keep things solid on the front end of your vehicle. This includes the tie rod, wheels and tires, stabiliser bars, struts, and other components that all factor into the vehicle’s alignment. When the tie rod is worn down, it will become loose and will cause the front end of the vehicle to fall out of alignment.

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The tie rod ends of any vehicle provide stability and allow your car, truck or SUV to drive smoothly down the road. When they wear out, they tend to break very quickly. If you notice a problem with the way your vehicle drives as indicated in the symptoms above, shop directly at our online auto shop today.

We have everything you need for your car and 4WD suspension. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team on (02)7801 4933 or sales@machter.com.au.