What are the symptoms of a bad tie rod end? The tie rod ends on your car help keep everything solid in the front end of your vehicle. They help control the car while turning. If the tie rod end is worn, the suspension will not be as tight. The steering may feel looser than normal. A worn tie rod end will cause the front end to be misaligned. This can lead to uneven tire wear, among other issues. If the tie rod end breaks, you can lose steering on your vehicle. We recommend having your tie rod ends inspected as part of your regular maintenance service. The technician will check for play in the tie rod ends. Call today to schedule an appointment to have your suspension checked!