Whether you’re sitting at a traffic light or cruising down the highway, your vehicle’s engine is always turning. The transmission is connected to the engine, and transmits power to the wheels, but power can’t be constant because your vehicle isn’t always moving. In manual vehicles, the clutch engages and disengages both the transmission and the engine using two shafts. It’s the primary component that allows your engine to continue turning even when you’re not moving. The clutch is also what allows you to switch gears when driving a manual vehicle.
Over time, clutches get worn down and need to be repaired or replaced. Why? Because every time you press on the clutch, your vehicle’s pressure plate pushes up against the flywheel, which connects the transmission and engine and allows you to change gears. Each time you switch gears, the friction wears down the clutch slightly.
The Auto Repair Place’s experienced technicians can replace your vehicle’s clutch, allowing you to get back on the road and drive safely.
Common Symptoms of a Failing Clutch
Common signs of a failing clutch include:
- Difficulty depressing
It’s also possible that transmission fluid or engine oil leaks are causing damage to your clutch. In this case, we’ll find the cause of the leak and repair it to prevent damage in the future.
Before we make repairs, our technicians will give your clutch system a thorough diagnosis. Sometimes, the root cause of the problem is other components that control the clutch, which may fail or wear down over time. These repairs are less time consuming, which saves you money on your repair.
If your clutch is failing, don’t wait to get it replaced. Call The Auto Repair Place at (303) 443-7088, or visit us at 5472 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder, CO today. We’re open Monday-Friday from 7:30AM until 5:30PM.