How do I know if my inner tie rod is bad?

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How long do tie rods last?

Tie rods can last for years and years and some car owners may never have to replace them at all, but their longevity can be affected by certain driving conditions. Driving obstacles like potholes, poor road conditions or even minor accidents can cause tie rods to work incorrectly.

Should I replace inner and outer tie rods at the same time?

Having both your inner and outer tie-rods replaced at the same time will save you money on labor charges and aid in preventing future issues. If an outer tie-rod is bad, but an inner tie-rod is still in good condition, it will not be recommended that both need replacement.

What causes a tie rod to go bad?

Tie rod ends are used every time you use your steering wheel, so they can go bad over time due to wear and tear. Driving conditions and hazards such as poor road conditions, car accidents, and potholes can cause damage to the tie rod ends, causing them to need replacing sooner than if the road conditions were perfect.

How do you remove a tie rod end?

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