Most manufacturer factory warranties cover the cost of a steering rack replacement under their bumper-to-bumper warranty, as long as it fails due to a manufacturer defect or workmanship. There are available that will extend coverage of the steering rack after the factory warranty has expired.
Poor driving habits. If you drive your car like it's the Indy 500 every day, all the time, get ready to do a steering rack replacement ASAP. Because your power steering rack is under tremendous heat, pressure and torque, it's one car part that doesn't work well with sharp turns, big potholes and other hazards.
-also before an align, if you encounter any worn steering parts such as tie rods or balls joints, it is best to replace them during the steering rack replacement