Tie Rod Ends Play Big Role in Your Hyundai


Here at Jason Pilger Hyundai we like to take time to educate readers on the many different vehicle components that help our Hyundais run smooth. One of them is tie rod ends, and with these, you can ensure that your steering is on point, and that you have a smooth drive.

What is a tie rod end?

  • A tie rod end is part of the steering components in your vehicle, with an inner and outer end
  • It transmits force from the steering center link or rack gear to the steering knuckle, which causes the vehicle to turn
  • The outer tie rod end connects with an adjusting sleeve, which allows its length to be adjustable, and that adjustment is used to set a vehicle's alignment angle
  • A tie rod end essentially helps keep your vehicle straight when you're driving and turning, as it permits your vehicle to steer

When does my tie rod end need repair?

  • If your front end alignment is off, you might need to have your tie rod ends and other components checked, as worn down tie rods can cause the vehicle to fall out of alignment. You'll know if the vehicle drifts left or right when it is pointed straight, or pulling in one direction
  • If your steering wheel shakes or feels lose, there's a chance that a tie rod end could be wearing out, and begin to vibrate. Be sure to also have your suspension checked, as well
  • If you see uneven or excessive tire wear, that could be because a tie rod end is worn on one side, causing the tire to wear more than others

Feel free to reach out to our service team if you'd like to learn more as they'd be happy to answer any questions you might have and set up an appointment today.

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