I recently brought my sedan for a yearly wheel alignment. Although the steering wheel only pulled slightly to the right when I’d brake, I had hit a couple of speed bums at 45 mph and a local garage was offering a $59. special. Last year I had the alignment done by a Toyota dealer and the cost was $149
They told me that the were unable to do the alignment because the tie rods were locked or frozen? And the repair would be $850 - $900. They said that it was safe to drive the car. That was about a month ago and I’ve had no steering problems at all. Does this make sense?
I’m going to another mechanic for a second opinion but I thought I could tap into the knowledge of the Car Talk community as well.
P.S. My car has about 140,000 miles on it.