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Maintaining & Repairing Your Clutch

Most people handle their car as if it were a child, giving it the attention and care it requires to maintain in top condition over time. However, some people overlook the significance of maintaining the vehicle’s many components, resulting in costly emergency repairs and, in the worst-case scenario, accidents. To avoid the latter, all of the car’s components, including the clutch, should be well-maintained.

Making The Clutch Last Longer

Without a doubt, the greatest approach to extend the life of your clutch is to maintain it properly. Modern vehicles have clutches that can survive up to 75,000 miles of driving. If the clutch is not properly maintained, this time can be cut in half.

There are several things you can do to help your car’s clutch last longer, such as making sure it only holds the weight it can realistically carry. When hauling a trailer that is too heavy for your vehicle’s capacity, the clutch might quickly wear out. If you’re always going uphill, your clutch will wear out faster. If you’re changing gear, don’t do it abruptly or as if you’re in a rush.

When passing through a stop light, do not rev the engine as if there is a fire, since this will cause the clutch to overwork and become more prone to damage. It’s also crucial to engage and release the clutch gently to avoid damaging the friction disc and, as a result, extending the clutch’s functioning life without requiring costly repairs. Finally, only use the clutch when absolutely necessary. It’s not a good idea to use it to save your brakes.

When is a Repair or Replacement Needed?

When you have slipping in the clutch, this is one of the most prevalent symptoms that needs to be repaired or replaced. It causes a rise in the pressure between the flywheel and the clutch, affecting your car’s performance.

If the clutch makes a lot of noise, it’s a sign that there’s a serious problem that has to be addressed right away. Other common issues include a leak in the clutch cylinder, loose cables, and issues with the clutch’s internal components. This can only be avoided if appropriate clutch maintenance is followed. When the problem is obvious, however, the best course of action is to contact a reliable and trusted technician in the region to undertake the work. You can be confident that the clutch will soon be working normally thanks to the mechanic’s competence, and they can also assist you in carrying out proper clutch maintenance practises.

Before we begin any work on your car, we will use our skilled diagnosis to determine if your clutch is malfunctioning. Bring your vehicle to our garage if you believe you are having clutch troubles, and one of our trained technicians will inspect the problem with no obligation to repair.

Contact Us About Clutch Repairs In Tewkesbury

Contact our experienced mechanics about having your vehicle’s clutch repaired or replaced. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have as well as book your car in! Call us on 01684 273911 or contact us.

COVID-19 MOT UPDATE

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by an additional 6 months. This is applicable to vehicles with MOT’s due on or after 30 March 2020. Even so, you should still keep your vehicle up to the required safety standards.

Garages are permitted by the government to stay open, so if your MOT is due, you should take your vehicle to the closest garage for servicing.

Visit the governments website for further information on MOTs due from 30 March 2020.

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