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An important part of checking a vehicle’s suspension is the condition of the strut mounts when replacing shock absorber struts.

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Strut mounts are subjected to heavy vibration during their lifespan and just like any rubber to metal bonded parts, they are susceptible to wear over time. Worn strut mounts or bearing plates can adversely affect vehicle handling and safety as they are an important component of the suspension system. Worn strut mounts and bearing plates can cause noise, steering binding or even be the cause of steering pull.

In the worst cases, worn strut mounts can allow the upper end of the strut to change position which directly affects wheel alignment angles. If such wear is not detected properly at the time of replacing shock absorber struts, it almost always results in customer returns, premature tyre wear and suspension component fatigue.

To increase the lifespan of any vehicle strut, replacing a worn strut mount and bearing plate is essential. These integral suspension components work together with the strut to isolate road vibrations and to provide smooth and safe steering response. Monroe provides complete Strut-Mate mounting kits which are easy to install.

Monroe’s extensive aftermarket range of Strut-Mate mounting kits feature original equipment style bearings, SAE grade nuts and bolts, superior rubber to steel bonding and plated steel for longer wear.

A majority of Monroe Strut-Mate mounting kits also include spring isolators, spring seats, boots and bumpers. These premium quality replacement strut mount kits have been manufactured to meet or exceed original equipment specifications. Speak to your Monroe representative to find out more.