The engine is undoubtedly the most important part of the car. The second most important part would be the car engine mounts. Without the proper mounts in place, no car can venture to move one step forward, the wheels may be ready to roll, the ignition all set to fire up, but if there are no car engine mounts, there would be no point in moving the car ahead. If the car moves ahead it would result in a major accident, with the engine flying off, tearing through the bonnet and the fuel lines, and the car would be in a mess.
Car engine mounts are the simplest of all components in a car. The function they perform is vital and yet they are conspicuously simple to look at. Nothing more than just two strips of steel with a rubber bushing in between, these two pairs of mounts help in holding the engine firmly in place. There is no vibration and no vigorous shaking of the entire car, the car that rolls by without a noise remains noiseless. Every research has gone into refining the technology not only of the engine, but also of the mounts together. It is strongly believed by some automobile experts that if you have the most modern silent engine hoarding a huge power build up within it; you must be ready to have it firmly secured in place with the help of equally capable car engine mounts.
There were engine mounts when the car was first invented as one of the means of rapid transport and they still are today. Engine mounts are indispensable. They do not have alternative replacements either. If the engine is to be welded in place on the chassis, it would serve a good purpose, but what would happen if the mechanic needed to dismount the engine to do a complete overhauling including re-engineering some of the components? That would not be simply possible with the welding idea, that is why the manufacturers still need the familiar nut and bolt mechanism with steel plates and a rubber bushing in between to hold the engine together to the chassis of the car.
As a separate component, car engine mounts are available openly in any auto parts shop. You will have to specify the type of the car that you own and the specific model so that it is easy for the shopkeeper to locate the exact mount for you. It is always advisable to go for the manufacturer recommended mount so that there are no problems later on and you can always pull up the manufacturer should the mounts prove to be defective. Keep a constant check on your engine mounts to ensure that everything is in order. Though a check would not be necessary, always keep an alert ear to noises coming from under the bonnet. A slow vibration should be looked into immediately as that may mean that the mounts are in a problem and need replacements at the earliest.