Clutch Repair and Replacement Service
All vehicles that have a manual transmission have a clutch that is essential to the operation of the vehicle. The clutch allows the driver to smoothly shift from one gear to the next, increasing or decreasing speeds as needed. Without a clutch, the vehicle would be stuck in a single gear and would be severely limited on speed.
Over time, the components in the clutch will experience normal wear and tear, just like any other parts on the car. When this happens, the car may become difficult to shift, or the driver may notice the gears slipping from time to time. It is important for every driver to be attentive to problems with the clutch, since a broken clutch can lead to loss of drive to the wheels, resulting in dangerous accidents and serious damage to the engine and gear box.
The clutch is inspected for any issues during regular vehicle service. Clutch problems should be fixed as soon as they are discovered to protect the safety of everyone in the vehicle. If regular service is missed, or if problems with the clutch are noticed between services, the car should be brought into our service centre for repairs immediately.
Warning Signs that there is a Problem with the Clutch
- The car slips out of gear on hills or when moving away from a stop.
- The engine revs but the wheels don’t move
- The vehicle vibrates when driving.
- The driver experiences problems when changing gears.
- The engine stalls, either when stopped or when driving.
- The vehicle will not go into first gear.
If any of these warning signs are present, it means that there are clutch problems that require immediate attention. It is not recommended to drive a car that has a malfunctioning or slipping clutch since a total failure can lead to loss of wheel control, causing accidents or leaving you stranded on the side of the road.
If you suspect a serious problem, call Springwood Complete Automotive Services on 07 3209 1333,
or call RACQ to arrange to have the car towed into our service centre.
Once the car is on site, our experienced mechanics will carefully inspect the vehicle and test the clutch system using state of the art diagnostic equipment. After the exact problem is identified we will provide a quote for repairs. All clutch repair and replacement services are performed by highly skilled mechanics, using only reliable, quality brand parts.