I am the original owner of a 2004 Hyundai Sonata with 135,000 miles. When I brought the car to the dealer a few months ago to replace the timing chain (routine preventative maintenance), they informed me that the engine mounts are broken and quoted $1,400 to replace them. The car has been driving fine; I haven’t noticed anything wrong with the way it drives. I plan on keeping the car for only another year, at which point I may pass it on to my nephew who will being learning how to drive. Am I doing any damage to the car by driving around with broken engine mounts? Is it worth the $1,400 to replace the engine mounts? I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a car I don’t plan on keeping, but I don’t want to give my nephew a lemon.
Thanks in advance for any help,