CLUTCH

At Bsmart Autocentre we offer a clutch repair service and use high quality manufacturer recommended parts.

Our team of mechanic technicians have a vast amount of experience when it comes to repairing and replacing a clutch from small – medium sized cars to large vehicles. We advise on checking your clutch on a regular basis. Alternatively, our team can take a look at this for you and advise.

What is a clutch?

Vehicles with a manual gearbox will have a clutch to allow the driver to change gear by pressing on the pedal. A clutch is mechanical device inside the gearbox which transfers the rotational power from the engine to the wheels

A clutch is made up of three parts:

  • Clutch Plate
  • Pressure Plate
  • Flywheel

Signs of a clutch requiring investigation are detailed below:

  • Clutch pedal being spongy, sticky or loose when the clutch pedal is pressed down
  • Squeaking noise when the clutch pedal is pressed down.
  • Difficulty changing the gears (this can also be down to gearbox issues)
  • A clutch slipping – loss of acceleration

Clutch tips

We advise any driver of a manual vehicle to prevent riding the clutch pedal. Riding the clutch refers to the clutch pedal being partially engaged. For example, resting your foot on the clutch pedal. This results in the clutch being unable to engage fully with the flywheel causing premature wear on the clutch plate and flywheel.

To receive a quote for a clutch replacement we will require the following information:

  • Car Registration Number
  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Model

Once we have this information we can put together a quote which will include the parts price and labour time required. A quote can be received either by emailing us, live chat, completing the contact form or giving us a call.

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