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The tie rod replacement cost can depend on the cost of the parts needed and labor.
Typically, it costs around $185 to $305 in total, with the new tie rod part costing about $40 to $120 and labor costing around $145 to $185. However, cost estimates can vary from vehicle to vehicle as well as based on which tie rod needs replacement.
On the plus side, you don’t always need to replace both parts together. But the cost of repairs could increase if your vehicle’s front wheel alignment is off, adding another $80 to $100 to your total bill.
A worn or faulty tie rod isn’t a matter you should overlook as it puts you and other drivers in danger. So, it’s best to replace the worn tie rod as soon as possible.
Driving with a bad tie rod end can lead to:
Moreover, a failing tie rod can cause front-end alignment issues, which hastens tire wear. So, replacing the part soon will help reduce repair costs in the long run, which includes the need for frequent tire services due to uneven wear.
Replacing a worn tie rod requires a fair amount of effort and know-how to ensure your car is safe to return on the road.
Here are steps an auto repair mechanic would take to replace a bad tie rod end:
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