Services & Prices: (parts NOT included)

Right Inner Tie Rod Replacement - $75 

Right Outer Tie Rod Replacement - $35

Right Lower Control Arm Replacement - $75

Left Inner Tie Rod Replacement - $75

Left Outer Tie Rod Replacement - $35

Left Lower Control Arm Replacement - $75

 

WHEN TIE RODS NEED TO BE REPLACED

A tie rod is made of two components: inner and outer tie rod ends. Both tie rod ends have ball joints. An inner tie rod end is greased and protected by the steering rack boot. The outer tie rod end is also filled with grease, but it's protected by a small rubber or plastic boot. The most common problem with either tie rod ends is when they wear out and get loose. Often this happens when a rubber boot cracks or breaks and the moisture penetrates inside the tie rod end causing corrosion.

A loose tie rod is a major safety concern as it can separate. If a tie rod end separates, the vehicle will lose steering control.

Symptoms of a loose tie rod end include a clunking, rattling or knocking noise in the front end and looseness felt in the steering. 

The problem is that often, a loose tie rod end may not produce any symptoms.

Please come to our shop and we can check tie rods, ball joints, control arms and other suspension components, but this only can be done when a car is lifted on the hoist.

WHEN LOWER CONTROL ARM NEED TO BE REPLACED

The most common reason is when a ball joint wears out, and it cannot be replaced separately. Often a ball joint comes with a control arm as one unit.

A worn-out ball joint can pop out causing the vehicle to lose control while driving. This means that a vehicle with a worn-out ball joint is unsafe to drive. Unfortunately, symptoms of a worn-out ball joint are rarely noticeable. 

Please come to our shop and we can check ball joints, control arms and other suspension components, but this only can be done when a car is lifted on the hoist.

Worn-out or cracked control arm bushings is another reason to replace a control arm