While 24/7 Auto Repairs provides a comprehensive range of quality garage services to the Bristol area, there’s one particular area we’re an undisputed specialist – clutch repair and replacement. Your clutch has the essential job of allowing your vehicle to shift gears or slow/stop without cutting the engine entirely. It does this by connecting two rotating shafts, one connected to your wheels and one to your engine, as and when you need to transfer power from the engine to the wheels.
The clutch is made up of two key parts: the clutch plate and flywheel. By pressing on the clutch, the connection between the aforementioned shafts is broken and you can safely change gears or come to a stop. But a faulty or damaged clutch may act oddly, or simply stop working altogether. You’ll need a mechanic, like one of the clutch specialists 24/7 Auto Repairs, to diagnose the issue and recommend repair or replacement (depending on the extent of the damage done).
As we have access to a local parts supplier, we’re known for both our speedy turnaround and competitive prices, which beat out main dealers and chain garages. So don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation, by calling 01275 832 100 or 07974 023 677.
Poor Performance – Does it take a while to get yourself moving at a respectable speed, even when the engine is seemingly up and running, firing on all cylinders? This could be a sign you need your clutch looking at. The same goes for if it’s difficult to get into certain gears, or reverse.
Odd Noises – Squeals, growls or grinding sounds when pressing or depressing the clutch all point to wear or damage. Remember, while these might just seem like irritating things to deal with, they can signal a growing issue that will be cheaper and safer to put right now, rather than later.
Feel Under-foot – Clutch pedals are directly connected to the inner workings of your vehicle and are very good at telling you when something’s wrong: vibrating, pulsating, chattering or merely feeling stiff and hard to press down should all indicate it’s time to find professional help, from a trained 24/7 Auto Repairs mechanic.