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I just took my 2009 Smartcar in for oil change (56,000 miles) and was told that I need to change the engine mounts.
I live in AZ and I can not believe that they would go bad with such low mileage? Seems to me that the car vibrates more now than before I got the oil changed. I love my Smartcar and want to keep it in good condition but $1000 for replacing the engine mounts. Any suggestions ? Thanks, Julie
 

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That's them ripping you off. The 'dog bone' does get bad when the rubber inside it gets torn up. A "dog bone" (middle motor mount) is about $40 and can be done in minutes if one has a garage. If all three are replaced, you can buy a set off Amazon for about $100.00 and get them replaced for maybe an hour's worth of labor.

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Thank you! Is there anyway of telling if they are really bad besides the shops opinion?
Clunking noise if you hit a pot hole! Look in your engine compartment and underneath! My engine mounts were so bad that it hit metal to metal - the rubber totally disintegrated...
Look here / I replaced my engine mounts >
Center Mount:
What did you do with your smart today?

Passenger side mount:
What did you do with your smart today?

Driver side mount:
What did you do with your smart today?
 
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