Outer Tie Rod End Replacement
Mobile Outer Tie Rod End Replacement at Home or Office
Your driving performance depends on how well you can maneuver your vehicle. Without a properly functioning tie rod end, your steering wheel’s vibrations increase while you try to turn the wheel. At this point, you can lose virtually all control over your daily driver. A ruined or worn-out tie rod end can also enable your tires to point away from each other when you’re traveling, causing your tire tread to deteriorate quickly. Your tires can also shift spontaneously and shudder on their own, which often occurs when you accelerate, slow down or turn corners. Wrench mobile mechanic replace outer tie rod end, so you can safely drive to your destination and maintain full control of your vehicle.
What is Outer Tie Rod End Replacement?
The tie rod is a vital component in any vehicle. Its purpose is to connect the suspension and steering parts of the vehicle to the wheels on the ground. As a result, the wheels will turn whenever you turn the steering wheel. The tie rod needs to stay functional if you want the steering to remain functional too. But like most parts of a vehicle, the tie rod will age over time. It will also endure faster wear and damage if you regularly drive over bumps or rough roads. Therefore, you can expect your tie rod to go bad if you keep your vehicle for over 5 years.
How is Outer Tie Rod End Replacement Done?
- As with any car repair work, our mobile mechanic first check to see what exactly is the problem.
- Then mechanic will remove the old tie rods or tie rod ends and install the new ones. Most of this can be done with a variety of wrenches.
- After the new tie rods are in place, the mechanic will inspect the steering and suspension systems for any other problems.
- The mechanic will also grease the rods to allow them to rotate smoothly.
- Then the mechanic will place the wheels back on test drive the vehicle.
- Mechanic will be checking for proper steering and handling.
It is recommended to replace tie rod ends in pairs. There are four tie rod ends on most vehicles. The outer tie rod ends — one per side — are most susceptible to wear and failure. If one outer tie rod end has failed, the other is probably not far behind.
Symptoms That Indicate You Need An Outer Tie Rod End Replacement
- The steering wheel shakes as you drive
- Clunking noises, lack of smooth steering
- Front end misaligned
Usually when you hire a mechanic, you have to take your vehicle to them and then wait around for them to get to it which could take days or weeks and then you never know how much you’re spending on the repairs until it’s all over. With Wrench, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You give us a call and we’ll send one of our tie rod specialist mobile mechanics over to get you a diagnosis right away, at your home or office.