Tie Rod End / Ball Joint
Ball joints, mounted at the ends of the rods, holding the wheels aligned in the correct position, allowing them to turn right and left following the steering system.
Outer tie rod ends are present on all vehicles and, depending on the vehicle type, are manufactured in different variations. These are vital components, because they are the connection points of the rods to the steering wheel arms and the wheels. They allow the connection point to move in a restricted and controlled way towards all directions. They keep the wheels aligned while moving, despite the road pavement irregularities, and allow the front wheels to turn according to the choice of the driver through the steering system. The poor condition of the outer tie rod ends results in rapid tire wear, the vehicle’s misalignment and thus to poor road behavior.
The importance of the operation of the outer tie rod ends for passengers and vehicles requires frequent and thorough inspection of their condition and immediate replacement, where necessary, by selecting branded and quality tested solutions. In our part, we take care to always ensure adequacy and variation of code numbers through continuous procurement flow for all types of vehicles.