Before Spring driving season blooms, make sure to give your car a good visual inspection, with a particular focus on your rubber bits. (If you’re looking to get your car ready to drive this spring, and would rather have us run through it and tighten things up, give us a call and we will be happy to give your car the attention it needs… we pick up nationwide).
The examples below came to us from an armada of British cars here in our workshop for driving-season maintenance. For example, inner control arm bushings need to be fresh so that your suspension is good and tight. These were long past their expiration date. If you see cracked rubber flared out around your inner control arm mounts, it’s time to replace!
Here are some motor mounts we removed this week from a Morris Minor, also well past their useful life. Morris Minors and Bugeyes use the same engine mounts, so if yours look like this, make the change!
But wait, there’s more! Check out these steering rack boots, long past their expiration date.
Tie rod boots need love too…
These radius arm bushings have also outlived their place on the actuarial tables:
Ozone and UV light cause degradation, and either the UV light is on the increase, or rubber ain’t what it used to be, but rubber doesn’t seem to last very long anymore, and in the case of these wounded bits, fresh ones will make a big difference!
We have a lot of new rubber in our warehouse, and you can find these items by clicking below, or click here for our full catalog!