563-562-3880
125 E Bridge St
Spillville, IA 52168
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Howard's Tire and Repair provides Inner Tie Rod & Outer Tie Rod Replacement services to Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Inner Tie Rod & Outer Tie Rod Replacement Services at Howard's Tire and Repair

Regardless of the type of steering system in your vehicle, you use inner and outer tie rods. As an important part of your vehicle’s steering and suspension system, tie rods act as the link between your vehicle’s steering system and the steering arm, which is attached to the steering wheel. When you turn the steering wheel, the steering arm moves the front wheels through the steering system. The inner and outer tie rods connect to the steering arm in order to move the wheels of your vehicle. In the common rack-and-pinion steering system, the inner tie rods connect to the steering rack while the outer tie rods connect to the steering arms. The tie rods make steering and turning possible by moving your wheels in the desired direction. Without properly functioning tie rods, the steering mechanism would no longer operate as intended. Because inner and outer tie rods play such a significant role, replacing tie rods as necessary is important for overall vehicle maintenance.



Why Should You Have Inner Tie Rod & Outer Tie Rod Replacement Services Performed at Howard's Tire and Repair?

Difficult, erratic, and unexpected steering are signs that your tie rods—inner, outer, or both—might need to be replaced. One indication that your tie rods may be loose is excessive and uneven tire wear. Vibrations and clunking noises emanating from the front of your vehicle are another sign. Steering that pulls or refuses to return to center are also signals that your inner and outer tie rods should be checked and possibly replaced by a member of our service staff. Wheels out of alignment may be signs of bad inner or outer tie rods. As an outer tie rod fails, the toe changes direction and the steering begins to pull. Clicking or grinding noise under your front wheels are other signs of bad tie rods. If you experience any warning signs of a malfunctioning tie rod, give us a call or contact us online, and allow our service staff to determine if your steering system requires tie rod replacements.

We proudly service the Inner Tie Rod & Outer Tie Rod Replacement needs of customers in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Calmar IA | Decorah IA | Spillville IA | and surrounding areas

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Howard's Tire and Repair in Spillville, IA

What began as a full-service gas station evolved into a well-respected auto repair and tire shop. Howard's Tire and Repair serves motorists in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas with the highest quality auto repairs. Our expert technicians perform a variety of repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles and will always discuss repair options with our customers. We also offer a wide range of passenger, light truck and ag tires, as well as farm tire repair, both on and off the farm. Our tires are from the best brands around, ensuring that quality is never compromised. Call us now if you need a wheel alignment, or other auto repairs, or to purchase tires. We’ll get you what you need and have you back on the road before you know it.

Contact Us

Phone: (563) 562-3880
Fax: (563) 562-3060
Address: 125 E Bridge St.
Spillville, IA 52168