Your Ford tie rod is an essential part of your steering system, translating the steering demands you make using the steering wheel into action of the part of the wheels. Your Ford tie rod experiences a great deal of wear and tear as it performs its tasks over time and you can expect to have to replace it at least once over the life time of your vehicle, though driving mishaps can cause it physical damage and make replacement necessary. You should make sure to be familiar with the symptoms that can indicate that your Ford tie rod is becoming worn, as a complete failure of your Ford tie rod can have rather dramatic results. It is rare, but possible, for a complete tie rod failure to result in your wheel separating from your vehicle, which can cause a serious accident and, if it happened on the highway at the peak commuting time, it could cause more than one accident to occur if it should roll into traffic rather than off to the side. However, as long as you are even moderately observant, it is unlikely that you'll ever experience this type of complete Ford tie rod failure. When your Ford tie rod begins to become worn, you'll likely notice a distinct deterioration in your steering and handling, and hear a clunking type of noise. You may even notice that the tread wear of your tires is irregular. If you have doubts about your ability to discern Ford tie rod problem symptoms, have it checked periodically by a trusted mechanic. When the time does come to replace your Ford tie rod, and it will eventually, you'll find a quality replacement at an affordable price in our online catalog, ready to be ordered using either our secure site or our toll-free telephone number.