Originally Posted by DMPesso
From what I remember bad tie rods just cause loose steering. My car drives straight but straight is slightly tilted to the right. Very weird. I usually remember bad tie rods causing loose steering and it won't drive straight but someone correct me please I'm preying the mechanic is wrong and it IS the tie rods.
A bad tire rod end (worn bushing) will cause loose steering. A bent tie rod end, in and of itself, is less likely to do so. Although it may cause the steering to be off-center.