Tie rod ends are part of the steering system in a vehicle. It provides the adjustment for wheel alignment that keeps the tires from wearing out prematurely. In short, tie rod ends make sure that the wheel is aligned and serves as a pivot point for the steering system.
One of the most common symptoms of failing tie rod ends is noticeable shaking in the tires and steering wheel. Other symptoms may include: tire wear, pulling to the left or right and trouble with alignments.
Diagnostics can quickly show if the tie rod ends are bad and if they need to be replaced. Routine maintenance and service of the vehicle’s steering system is suggested and will help to prevent repairs further down the road.