Most drivers probably associate a ‘clutch’ with manual transmission cars, but the clutch is present in automatic transmission vehicles as well. These days, clutches can last for many miles in normal driving conditions. Clutches on trucks that regularly carry heavy loads, however, can wear out much faster. If you’re concerned about the condition of your car or truck’s clutch, the team at RepairTech Automotive and DIY is here to help!
Most drivers probably associate a ‘clutch’ with manual transmission cars, but the clutch is present in automatic transmission vehicles as well. A clutch is needed in order to stop the wheels of your car from turning without killing your engine. The clutch allows your car to smoothly engage a spinning engine to a non-spinning transmission by controlling the slippage between them.
A clutch works because of the friction between a clutch plate and a flywheel. The flywheel connects to the engine, and the clutch plate connects to the transmission. When your foot is off the pedal, springs push the pressure plate against the clutch disc, which in turn presses against the flywheel. This locks the engine to the transmission input shaft, causing them to spin at the same speed. When you press the clutch pedal to change gears, the pressure plate pulls back from the clutch plate, which then disconnects from the flywheel. If one or more of these parts is damaged or worn out, your clutch will not work properly. Let our professional team at RepairTech Automotive and DIY identify what the issue with your clutch is and repair it as efficiently as possible.
If your clutch is worn out or broken, you may require a clutch replacement. Some symptoms of a broken or worn-out clutch include:
If these symptoms feel familiar to you, it is best to bring your car to a technician who can run a diagnostic test and efficiently make the pertinent repairs.
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