Clutch Repairs in San Jose
Serving San Jose and Santa Clara
A clutch is an essential part of your vehicle's drivetrain. 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 vehicle 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
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 a high-quality transmission repair
shop, 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.
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.