Clutch Replacement

The clutch is one of the most important parts of your car as it allows you to change gear. Like most other components, the clutch can wear over time and will need to be replaced before it becomes so worn that it fails. If you have any worries about the condition or performance of you clutch, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Reading Drive-In. Our friendly and experienced team of technicians in Reading are happy to answer your questions and advise you on whether a clutch repair or a total replacement of the clutch kit is necessary.

What is a clutch?

Your clutch is the connection between your engine and gearbox and allows you to create motion and change gear to stay in control of your engine’s power. It’s therefore essential that your clutch is working correctly and that wear is monitored. When you have problems with your clutch, there are many possible causes. Sometimes a simple repair is sufficient to solve the problem but in the long run, clutch replacement is often the most economical choice.

How do I know when I need my clutch replacing?

If you’ve noticed any of the signs below, you may need a clutch replacement:

  • If the clutch pedal feels spongy, vibrates or sticks when you press it
  • If you hear a squeaking or grumbling noise when you press the pedal
  • The car has difficulty accelerating
  • If it’s difficult to change gear
  • If it feels like the clutch slips so you lose acceleration for a moment

How can I make my clutch last longer?

What you can do to increase the durability of your clutch:

  • Don’t rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving, you will wear out the bearings.
  • Don’t leave the car in gear with your foot on the clutch at traffic lights or when doing a hill-start for the same reason.
  • Release the handbrake gradually with your thumb on the release button as you lift the clutch and press the accelerator.

How much does a clutch replacement cost?

Give us a call on 0118 957 3649 or email us and we’ll be happy to give you a competitive quote.

Reading Drive-In are proud to be IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) members, providing professional recognition in an industry that relies on integrity and safety.

To find out more about our Clutch Replacement in Reading, get in touch online or call us directly on 0118 957 3649

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