The outer tie rod end has a ball joint that is connected to the steering knuckle. The tie rods transit force from the steering rack and pinion to the steering knuckle, which causes the wheels to change direction. As a result of heavy steering impacts or normal wear, the nylon insert that surrounds the ball in the socket wears out, causing closeness in the joint. This can cause clunking noises, and alignment problems, which can cause the tire to wear more rapidly.
The tie rods pull and push the wheels in the correct directions.
Have your vehicle steering system checked by an ASE Certified Technician in Steering & Suspension.
Schedule service today to visit our auto repair facility on the southwest side of Houston.
Tip: You need to also have your alignment checked and/or adjusted after any suspension part replacement.
Professional Auto Care
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.