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Clutch replacement near you

Clutch Replacement Near You

Your clutch connects the gearbox and the engine in a manual car. When you press down on the clutch this temporarily disconnects the engine from the gearbox to allow you to change gears. Automatic cars have a clutch built in so the driver has no control over it, as it will decide what gear you should be in and change it automatically.

If your clutch isn’t working effectively this could lead to a lack of control when driving, increasing the risk of an accident. It is important that you get this checked as soon as you notice any problems.

How do I know when I need a new clutch?

On average a new clutch will last around 60,000 miles, if you are a careful driver, it can last much longer. However if you notice any of the following warning signs, you should take your car into the garage:

  • A burning smell from clutch
  • Changing gear becoming harder
  • The clutch squealing or shrieking 
  • The car struggling to go into gear

If you notice any of the above, it is important that you book in to get your clutch checked. Using our online system you can quickly get a quote for a clutch fitting at a garage near you.

What are some common clutch problems?

A ‘slipping clutch’ is one of the most common clutch issues and if not replaced in time can cause a lot of damage to your engine and gearbox. Essentially this is when your wheels won’t be getting full power in the way they should. To catch this sooner rather than later, you should watch out for:

  • Issues with accelerating
  • A drop in driving performance overall
  • The clutch sticking after taking your foot off

‘Clutch chatter’ is another common issue. Look out for the car jerking whenever you press on the clutch, one of our qualified mechanics will be able to diagnose the cause of the chatter and fix or replace the clutch before it causes too much harm to your car.

How much will it cost to replace my clutch?

A clutch replacement can cost anywhere between £325 and £700 depending on the make and model of your vehicle. The replacement cost will generally be near the £1,000 mark due to the cost of labour, parts and repairing any damage your clutch has caused to your engine.

If you notice any issues with your clutch, then it is important you get this thoroughly checked at a garage as soon as you can. Book your clutch repairs at a convenient time for you through our booking system so you can compare prices and find a garage near you.

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