I recently bought a company car from my employer & had to drive it 1200 miles to its new home. The previous driver/my boss swore it was in great shape, no worries, etc. Got thru the trip & into the city when I noticed squealing when I braked. Expected car to fail inspection for brakes but boss said brakes were only 5000 miles old. Inspection shop mechanic said a tie rod was very nearly broken & it was a miracle I didn't loose steering during trip. Do broken tie rods squeal? Never heard of this before.