Clutches are not visible from the outside, so it can be difficult knowing when you will require a replacement. There are a few signs that can help determine whether your require a replacement;

An Introduction To Clutch Problems

The issue spotted; Engaging first gear from neutral difficult and making noise

Likely cause of the issue;

The issue spotted; Strong Vibration

Likely cause of the issue;

The issue spotted; The vehicle will not drive up steep hills

Likely cause of the issue;

The issue spotted; Vehicle pulls forward even with the pedal fully depressed

Likely cause of the issue;

What Our Company Can Offer

Our engineers will tell you honestly whether you require this work doing or not upon studying your clutch and testing it fully. We will always prioritise health and safety and adhere to national standards and industry recommendations and requirements during our assessments. The customer’s interests are always in our thoughts and we will always put them first over any potential business gains from going down another path. If you do require a replacement, then our experienced and specialist team will get to work right away and have you on your way in no time.

How To Tell If I Need Assistance:
Tips On Keeping An Eye On Your Clutch At Home

To help you learn what to look out for and learn some basic clutch tests, here are some simple guidelines to follow at home for straight forward clutch-analysis;

1. Test The Clutch

Pay particular attention to any obvious signs that may indicate that the clutch is slipping at all. If this is the case, it may not engage properly and will cause the engine to shake. It can cause the engine to hesitate, or even rev to high rpms while you drive.

It is worth testing if the clutch is engaging and disengaging properly before rushing out and buying a replacement. You can do this by following these easy steps;

2. Clutch Operation Testing

3. Attempt To Take Off In Third Gear

For your own and others’ safety, it’s vital to have your vehicle checked over as soon as possible when you come across any of the above problems. A pulsating feel is normally associated with a distorted brake disc or drum. Pulling to one side is a sign that a hydraulic component or mechanical component is seized or sticking. Grinding noises usually is a sign of the brake pads being worn and need replacing along with damaged brake discs.