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Clutch, Transmission & Engine Services

Signs Your Clutch Needs Replacing

If you drive a manual car, the clutch acts a mechanical linkage between the engine and transmission, allowing the driver to smoothly change gears by disconnecting the drive wheels whenever the clutch pedal is depressed. It’s a vital part of a car, so when they start to go wrong, you will soon notice warning signs. Some of the signs to look out for include clutch judder which presents as severe low frequency vibration. Clutch slip which is when the engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed, produces a burning smell or won’t drive up hill. Another sign is clutch drag, which causes difficulty engaging first gear from neutral without making noise, jolt changing gear with the vehicle in motion and the vehicle moving when the pedal is fully depressed. Finally, there is clutch fierceness which is the sudden movement of the vehicle though the pedal is gradually released.

Causes of Clutch Replacement

There are various causes of clutch failure including incorrect clutch adjustments, partial seizure of linkage, worn clutch facings, oil contaminated facings, lack of fluid in hydraulic operating system, worn hydraulic system, defective pressure plates or failure of the pedal to name some of the most common causes. If you suspect there might be a problem with your clutch, bring it to us as soon as possible and we can perform a clutch check and inspect the car to identify what could be causing the issue. We can run a diagnostic check and will also manually inspect the clutch, so we can know exactly what the problem is. Clutches are usually designed to last for around 60,000 miles before needing replacement, but this can vary greatly depending on the car and how you use it. If you’re looking for clutch replacement in Essex, Power Developments are the ideal choice. We specialise in luxury German vehicles such as Audi, Mercedes, BMW and MINI so you know your car is in safe hands.

Why Choose Power Developments for Vehicle Transmission Services in Essex

We provide a range of vehicle transmission services in Essex, helping to diagnose the issue and fix it thoroughly to help prevent further issues occurring down the line. We offer affordable and expert clutch replacement, so you can bring your vehicle to us with confidence and know your car is in safe hands. From a clutch check to clutch repair and replacement, we offer the benefit of years of experience, friendly advice and specialist knowledge. To book in an appointment for any of our clutch services please get in touch or contact us to ask any questions, we’ll be happy to help and advise you.

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