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Long Lake MN 55356
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More News and Tips - Tie Rods

Ties That Bind

Tie rods are suspension components that relay force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle, which enables the wheels to turn. When this component becomes worn or loose, it causes a feathered wear pattern on the tires. One simple and effective way to detect worn tie rod ends involves lifting the suspension and rocking the front wheel back and forth. If there is any play, it is an indication that the tie rods must be replace. One end of the tie rod has a threaded adjusting sleeve, which is used to set the “toe” during an alignment. Thus, it is necessary to have a front-end alignment done once the tie rods have been replace.

The experts at our shop will be happy to check to see if your tie rods need replacing. Our staff members constantly upgrade their skills to be able to provide you with the best service, repair, and maintenance. Our ASE master technician approaches every job with the aim of building solid customer relationships you can trust. Call 952-473-4848 to make an appointment, or visit our shop at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: Symptoms of worn or loose tie ends include erratic steering and wandering.