A strut mount is like a connection between the vehicle and the strut. It has a rubber-like insulating material of which when the vehicle climbs over bumps, the up & down impact pushes and pulls at the mount. The mount’s job however is to absorb and cushion the impacts to reduce the effect of the vibration that could spread into the vehicle. Many front struts attach to a bearing on, the strut mount. With one on each side of the vehicle, these bearings serve as the steering pivots. Strut mounts are exposed to massive vibrations throughout their lifespan and like any rubber to metal bonded parts, they will wear out. Over time, the density of the rubber-like insulating material changes. This consequently allows for more noise and vibration to be transmitted into the vehicle. Worn-out strut mounts or bearing plates can affect vehicle handling, control and safety as they are a crucial part of the suspension system. Worn strut mounts and the bearing plates can cause noise or steering binding. In order to considerably increase the lifespan of any car’s strut, replacing the worn strut mount is essential. Replacing the strut mount requires the entire strut & spring to be removed. To check for worn strut mounts, auto technicians should first do a road test to check for any unusual noise, steering binding or pulling. Rotate the steering from stop to stop while directly listening for any noise or effects of binding. A worn-out or damaged mount can show some of these signs and they should therefore be inspected by a qualified technician. They include but are not limited to; Vibration, noisy steering, clunking noises, tire alignment, tire wear, excess movement, broken rubber. You are sure to find the perfect fit strut mount replacement for your vehicle from our online catalog.