The sophisticated clutch of your vehicle is designed to make your gear shifting is as easy and comfortable as possible. Depending on your personal driving style, the clutch may sooner or later show signs of wear.
If the clutch is defective and a replacement is necessary, contact our team at
What is the purpose of a clutch?
The clutch is an essential component that connects the engine to the gearbox. It allows the driver to change gear by transmitting the power of the engine to the gearbox. By simply pressing on the clutch pedal, it is possible to switch to a higher speed or downshift to a lower speed.
The clutch is essential because it avoids jolts during starts or gear changes. It also filters out engine irregularities and vibrations.
Why change the clutch?
Whatever your vehicles make and model, it is always essential to replace the clutch in case of wear. It is often the disc that wears first; when its surface is no longer adherent, it begins to skate and the clutch can no longer transmit power and torque from the engine to the gearbox. The car then starts to lose power and it becomes difficult to advance the vehicle.
In case of wear, there is a risk of no longer being able to climb to a higher speed or to downshift. The engine stalls regularly and it is necessary to restart each time, which could also damage the starter motor.
The clutch will no longer perform the function of protecting the gearbox effectively and therefore will immediately cause jolts of the engine and will damage it quickly.
When to change the clutch?
The life of the clutch on each model of vehicle is variable. In to know when to replace the clutch, it is necessary to rely on the manufacturer's maintenance instructions. But in general, the clutch has a life of 80,000 miles for a petrol vehicle and around 120,000 miles for a diesel vehicle.
What are the symptoms of clutch wear?
The clutch pedal can start to get hard or creak. When the speed is engaged, the clutch tends to spin and difficulties will incur.
Slipping – This can be as a result of a problem with the friction plate. It may be that the friction plate has become worn.
Noise – If you hear a noise along with vibration when you pull away it is likely that there is an issue with the clutch plate.
Drag – This is often caused when the pressure plate is in need of adjustment or the hydraulic system is not performing.
If the clutch pedal starts to feel different or you hear strange noises, please visit us for a clutch repair Bradford immediately, to avoid expensive consequences
Visit us at MCC Manchester Road Ltd, 662 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7NL
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