I am having my outer tie rod ends replaced and front lower control arms on my ford escape. Unfortunately the mechanic can't do a tire alignment for me and i would need to take it into a shop. There are car shops down the road from my house where he will be doing the work but I am afraid I wont be able to drive my car anywhere after the tie rods are replaced. My question is how far can I safely drive, if at all after getting my tie rods replaced without a wheel alignment ?

Asked by May 11, 2017 at 04:35 PM about the 2009 Ford Escape XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You can drive it down the street to the garage without any issues. Your mechanic can get it pretty close.

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