6 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod End and Replacement Cost

bad tie rod end

Without tie rods, you can forget about steering your vehicle. These rods connect the steering and suspension system to the front wheels of the car. Thanks to the tie rods, you’re able to steer the car with minimal effort. Over time, the rods wear out. They’ll wear out faster if you regularly travel on uneven … Read more

5 Symptoms of Low Power Steering Fluid in Your Car

The ability to steer a vehicle comes from its power steering system. Power steering systems have changed quite a bit in the past 5-10 years. There are actually two types of power steering systems in use today, electric and hydraulic. Electric power steering, which uses an electric motor to generate the energy for steering, is … Read more

7 Causes of Steering Wheel Noise when Turning

Have you ever noticed any strange noises as you turn the steering wheel of your car? These noises might not seem like any big deal if you don’t notice anything functionally wrong with your car. But you must realize that strange noises coming from your steering wheel is not a normal thing. A healthy vehicle … Read more

5 Reasons Your Steering Wheel Shakes (at Low and High Speeds)

You have probably been in a driving situation where your steering wheel starts to shake, whether you’re driving at high speed or low speed. This is not supposed to happen because a properly working car on a flat road will drive smoothly and evenly the whole time. Of course, there will be the occasional vibration … Read more

5 Symptoms of Bad Power Steering Pump and Replacement Cost

Most vehicles these days have power steering which allows you to turn the steering wheel smoothly without having to apply too much strength or pressure to it. Power steering works because of a pump that allows power steering fluid to flow into the gear for the steering. This gear is responsible for applying the proper … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Intermediate Steering Shaft and Replacement Cost

Every vehicle has something called an intermediate steering shaft in its steering system. The function of the intermediate steering shaft is to keep the steering gearbox and steering wheel connected. There is a universal joint on one end of the intermediate steering shaft which connects to the steering gearbox and another universal joint on the … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Steering Column and Replacement Cost

The steering column is connected to the suspension of a vehicle. More specifically, the steering column is the link between the steering wheel and the steering mechanism of a vehicle. This means that when a driver turns the steering wheel with their hands, the steering column is transferring this torque power to the steering shaft … Read more

Steering Rack and Pinion Parts and Their Functions

A rack and pinion can exist in vehicles with or without power steering systems. Since most modern cars have power steering, then you can assume that racks and pinions are in them too. Any SUV, car, or small truck that you see on the road probably has rack and pinion steering in it. These two … Read more

Spiral Cable Working Principle, Bad Symptoms and Replacement Cost

Any vehicle with a power steering system is going to have a spiral cable. The function of the spiral cable is to connect the steering column with the steering wheel. The steering column is filled with a lot of electrical circuits which make it function properly. The steering wheel also has important components, such as … Read more