What if I ignore my tie-rod ends and boots?

  1. Worn tie-rod end ball joints can create excessive steering wheel vibration or play (steering wheel feels loose)
  2. Separated or broken tie-rod end ball joints will cause steering failure
  3. Worn tie-rod end ball joints can cause unusual noise, especially when turning
  4. Joint wear and failure of the tie-rod end ball joints can occur in time if cracks or tears in the boots are ignored
  5. Vehicle alignment and tire wear may be negatively affected if tie-rods are bent or otherwise damaged