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    Strut Mount Replacement Hamilton

    About Strut Mounts:

    In a vehicle, a strut is a shock absorber that contains both a coil spring and a top mount, known as the strut mount. The strut mount is the component that connects the strut to the Strut with strut mountvehicle’s body. A lot of the time, you can find the front top strut mounts under the bonnet.

    Strut mounts have a few roles:

    • They have to keep the struts from moving around and absorb some of the shocks from the bumps on the road.
    • Some front strut mounts are designed to rotate along with the wheels turning left or right, using strut mount bearings.
    • It has to be able to insulate the noise and vibrations coming from the road, or else they will be felt through the body of the vehicle.

    Learn more about when shock absorbers here

    When should they be replaced?

    There are a few signs that could lead to a faulty strut mount. A top strut mount could be at fault if any of the following symptoms appear from the vehicle:

    • Being able to feel vibrations.
    • Clunking or rattling noise coming from the suspension.
    • Creaking noise when turning the steering wheel at low speeds.
    • Poor Tyre alignment and wear.
    • Damaged components or movement from the strut.
    • The visible rubber part is cracking or badly worn.
    • Corrosion / rust.
    • Car strut mounts are a Warrant of Fitness item, and will need to be replaced if failed for a WOF.

    Due to the fact that the top strut mounts endure roughly the same conditions, it’s likely that if one is damaged or worn, then the other will be too. Therefore it is advised to replace the top strut mounts on both sides of the vehicle. This will make sure that their performance is even across the axle, which will allow the ride height to be balanced and the steering and handling to be equally responsive. An imbalance could cause an impact on the vehicle’s handling.

    Learn more about struts and their design here

    Why should they be replaced?

    Leaving the damaged or worn strut mounts alone will mean that the material that insulates the vibrations and noise will be less dense. This means the vibrations and noise will seep through into the vehicle. They could also cause other parts of the steering and suspensions systems, such as tyres and shock absorbers, to wear faster than normal, causing more repairs to be necessary quicker.

    Strut mount replacement in Hamilton

    Are you able to hear strange noises coming from your vehicle, especially over bumps or when steering? If so, we can help!

    At Grimmer Motors, our team of skilled mechanics can tell you if the strut mounts need to be replaced, and if they do, we can do it for you.

    For strut mount replacements in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

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    Phone: 07 855 2037

    Email: office@grimmermotors.co.nz

    Address: 998 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

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