Serving 2 purposes, an engine mount is made of steel and rubber. First, it absorbs vibrations of engine and road shocks. With an engine mount, the drive will not feel any movement in the engine. Second, it secures the transmission and the engine. Vehicles have various mounts. When it breaks, you will notice or you will feel certain engine movement. For instance, it can be vibrations or shaking.
When your car has damaged transmission mounts, you should not drive your car since it can lead to serious damages to the transmission and to the axle shafts.
There are actually symptoms that you will notice and this can help you assess if there is a need to replace the engine mount. One of the usual things you will notice is that you will hear clunking noises. When you use your car, there is a loud noise. When you are driving uphill, you can feel your car vibrating especially when you are accelerating and moving upward, You may also feel some movements in the compartment engine.
When you finally observe these symptoms, you should replace the engine mount to avoid further damage. It is done by first identifying the damaged engine mount. Then, next you will have to remove the mount and replace it with a new one.
To ensure that the removal and the replacement of the mount is done the right and proper way, it is strongly recommended that you go to a reliable auto-repair shop. Expert mechanics can help you with the replacement. Going to an auto repair shop also gives you convenience since you do not have to do the job on your own. But how about the transmission mount replacement cost? The cost varies depending on your car and the price quotation given by the auto repair shop. Price can range from $500 to $1000 on average, depending on franchise or independent mechanic shop