I’ve had two mechanics agree on what is wrong with my 2001 Honda Accord, and they have given completely different conclusions about what should be done. The first is the dealership, which has convinced me to fix things in the past that I now know didn’t need to be done. The second works in a small independent garage. His response to just about everything is “It’s just a noise, don’t worry about it.”
The problems they agree on: loose tie rod ends and a loose steering column.
The dealership: The steering column must be replaced, the tie rods must be replaced. It’s not dangerous to drive, but it’ll ruin your tires.
The independent guy: Tie rods: It’s just a noise, don’t worry about it. Steering column: Don’t worry about it.