A clutch is an essential part of your vehicle’s drive train. If you drive a standard transmission vehicle, you know your clutch as the pedal to the left of the brake; however, automatic vehicles have clutches, too. No matter what kind of car you drive, it’s important for you to take care of the clutch and bring your vehicle to a transmission repair shop at the first sign of trouble. Allied Transmission is proud to provide swift and effective manual transmission repair services in San Jose and surrounding areas
What Is a Clutch?
An engine spins whenever it’s powered on. If the power from the engine went straight to the wheels, the vehicle would travel at the same speed at all times. A clutch is the intermediary between a vehicle’s motor and its transmission, allowing a vehicle to accelerate in stages, or gears. When you engage the clutch pedal in a manual transmission vehicle, you take pressure off the clutch disc so you can successfully shift to the next gear.
How Long Does a Clutch Last?
How long a clutch lasts depends on a number of factors, including the driver’s driving habits and the construction of the clutch components. If you refrain from “riding the clutch” and learn how to shift as smoothly as possible, you can expect your clutch to take you 100,000 miles or further. If you make your clutch work hard, it may only last 25,000 miles before needing to be replaced. If you visit our high-quality transmission repair shop in San Jose, you may be able to get your damaged clutch repaired rather than replaced.
When Does a Clutch Need Repairs?
Your clutch won’t last forever. If you notice any of the following, or if something else seems out of the ordinary, bring your vehicle in for transmission repairs at Allied Transmission Co.
- Transmission Slippage: If the friction material of your clutch is worn, you may notice that it becomes difficult to shift gears. If your engine RPMs get too high, you could be experiencing some transmission slippage.
- Stuck Pedal: Another common problem is when the clutch becomes difficult or impossible to engage properly. This is likely the result of a restricted clutch cable, and should be addressed by a transmission professional right away.
- Strange Noises: If you hear a strange grinding noise coming from your transmission, your clutch may not be disengaging properly. A skilled transmission expert should be able to diagnose the problem and provide the appropriate repairs.
Allied Transmission of San Jose is always pleased to provide effective clutch repair services. We also offer top-quality transmission maintenance service, which can help address small problems before they become major headaches. You’ll find that our technical expertise and customer service are second to none. Please contact one of our transmission specialists for more information.