About Motor Mounts
Oftentimes, vehicle parts that are small in size and relatively inexpensive can still cause major mechanical problems when they break. A motor mount, or engine mount, is a rubber and metal assembly that has two purposes in your vehicle. Motor mounts align the engine inside the engine compartment – securing the engine to the frame of the car – and also absorb road shocks and vibrations so you don’t feel them while you’re behind the wheel. Most vehicles have multiple motor mounts, and if one of the motor mounts breaks the driver will experience significant shaking and vibrations from the engine. Broken motor mounts place tremendous stress on all of the other components that are attached to the engine, and can result in broken transmission mounts and transmission bolts, exhaust leaks and damaged wiring.