You don’t have to be a car expert to know that you could be in serious trouble if your steering system doesn’t work properly. The tie rod assembly is a crucial component of your steering system. It helps your wheels turn and maintains critical vehicle alignment settings since the outer tie rod end connects with an adjusting sleeve, allowing adjustment of the tie rod length. If the end or the sleeve breaks, you will immediately lose steering control, putting you in danger of swerving, hitting other cars, or going off the road. You need to have your tie rod assembly checked by a competent car care specialist at least annually to maintain the integrity of your steering system and prevent excessive or uneven tyre wear.