When trying to get my alignment adjusted, the mechanic told me that my tie rod would have to be replaced before the alignment could be worked on. I have been quoted everything from $150 up to $450 for this part by different car shops in my area. What is a reasonable amount to expect to pay for this part?
The could be quoting you original equipment from the factory prices, or an after market part. It depends on the parts warranty, and if you want an original piece made by the manufacturer.
〉 Answered on Jan 19th, 2008 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
$60-80 for an OEM part is about right. Remember that they are also adding labor, which could be up to 2 hours and then they might be adding the alignment afterwards.
Ask what is being covered by the price. I would say that the whole thing could definitely be around $300 total.
〉 Answered on Jan 19th, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines