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Tie Rod - What Is It & Signs Of Wear

Tie Rod - What Is It & Signs Of Wear

When it comes to car maintenance, we often hear about the importance of engine oil, tire pressure, and brake pads. But have you ever wondered about the smaller, lesser-known parts that play a crucial role in your car's performance and safety? What is a Tie Rod? At its core, a tie rod is a vital part of your car's steering mechanism. It's a slender structural rod used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. This seemingly insignificant part plays a massive role in connecting your steering system to the wheels, allowing you to steer your car effortlessly. Recognizing the Signs of Tie Rod Wear Unusual Noises and Steering Wheel Vibration One of the first signs of a worn tie rod is a knocking sound coming from the front of the vehicle, especially when you make turns or drive over bumps. Additionally, a worn tie rod can c ... read more

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