Recently, I went to a franchise auto repair center to change four tires. The auto repair center recommended an alignment with it and I took it. After the tires had been changed and the alignment was done, the service adviser told me that my car pull toward left as the result of the bad tie rod on the front left side (which I did not even notice before the tires were changed). He told me to come back to next day to replace the tie rod. When I drove home that day, I noticed the my car indeed tended to pull over left with the steer wheel straight.
However, after I came back to the shop and had the CV boot and tie rod replaced (they recommended to change CV boot also and I took it. It cost me $200.00 altogether (tie rod + CV boot). Geez! The service adviser and technician told me my car still pull toward left. I told them I was wondering if they replaced the right part to fix the problem. They said the tie rod was bad and there are some other problems that cause my car pulling to the left and an overhaul of suspension systems is required and wanted me to come back the other day.
I have a few questions:
1. What is or are the possible causes of my car pulling left after replacing four tires and replacing tie rod on the front left side along with the alignment done?
2. Did I get ripped off? I think they did not change the right part to fix the problem. If the tie rod was the cause of it, the problem should be fixed after the tie rod was replaced. However, I paid the $200.00 bill because I was afraid they would not let me go. How should I deal with it? Any advise?
Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 AT 8:05 PM