Tie rods are one of the most important parts of the steering mechanism. The basis of design, the tip has a spherical hinge that enables the turning of the tie rod relative to the rotary lever. Timely inspection of the tail tip ensures safety and extends the service life of the vehicle chassis.

Check the steering tool may be performed by the specialists from the garage, and independently, allowing you to save on the cost of service. To check the tie rod end, the car owner needs to have a minimum knowledge of car design. The presence of a set of special tools required.

Checks the tie rod end right and left front wheels. Resource each tip can reach 40 thousand kilometers. The frequency of inspection should be at least a week. It is also recommended to check the tie rods before each long trip.

Check while driving

Malfunction steering tips it is possible to determine the behavior of the car while driving. While driving the car on a safe stretch of road you must make a few small turns of the wheel. If the rotation of the wheels occurs with some delay, this is evidence of the backlash caused by increased clearances between the hinge and the body of the tip. Also fault can be used to trigger other sounds that occur during driving.

Check in a garage

If the check during the movement of the car shows the probability of failure of the steering ends, they should be checked in the Park position. The vehicle is over an inspection pit, and in its absence the front of the car is raised on jacks. For a better overview the front wheels are temporarily removed.

There are 3 types of faulty tie rod end: mechanical damage and deformations, loss of tightness rubber seals, presence of backlash. Defects rubber seals are the cause of contamination in lubrication, which can lead to mechanical damage of the spherical hinge.

In all cases, detection of the steering tip is replaced. When buying a new tip you should verify the coincidence of the factory part numbers listed on the casing.