Methods to diagnose defective engine mounts and the resulting consequences are the key topics in the latest "Meyle Mechanics" video from Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG.
The company says defective engine mounts are a safety hazard and detrimental to driving comfort. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts highly recommends that any defective engine mount be immediately replaced.
Engine mounts are prone to fail prematurely caused, for example, by frequent temperature changes from ambient air to operating temperatures, excessive vibration and high engine loads. The company says the consequences range from unresponsive steering and unpleasant noise to – sometimes dramatically – reduced driving comfort.
By replacing worn engine mounts workshops can effectively prevent this scenario and even offer their customers the immediate and noticeable benefit of considerably improved driving comfort.
In the latest video on the "Meyle TV" YouTube channel, the "Meyle Mechanics" detail the system intricacies and demonstrate potential consequential damages of a defective engine mount. Namely, a defective engine mount will put the remaining support points under extra stress as vibration increases or cause the engine to tilt to a degree where it may contact the body or any peripheral components including the drive train, hoses and cables.
Under its Meyle and Meyle-HD brands, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts offers three generations of Meyle engine mounts: Full-rubber mounts, hydraulic engine mounts and electrically or pneumatically switchable engine mounts.
For more information on the company and its products, visit www.meyle.com.