While the way a clutch operates differs between manual and automatic vehicles, it’s key role in keeping your vehicle moving is the same. A vehicle’s clutch is responsible for transferring the power of the vehicle’s motor to the vehicle’s transmission. If your vehicle’s clutch is showing signs of failing it is important to have it looked at and serviced because a failed clutch can inhibit your vehicle’s ability to move. If your European car is having clutch issues, the expert technicians at Carotech Automotive are the Los Angeles area’s #1 dealership alternative for clutch services & repairs.
Signs Your Vehicle’s Clutch Needs Repairs
One of the main signs of a failing clutch is when your clutch begins to slip. This can be identified when your vehicle has poor acceleration and starts out driving slowly even though the engine is clearly racing. Other signs of the need for clutch repair, some of which only apply to manual vehicles, include:
- Clutch pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed down on
- Clutch pedal is sticky or gets stuck to the floor
- Clutch pedal pulsates or vibrates when accelerating
- Vehicle is difficult to change gears and does not shift smoothly
- Pops out of gear
- Burning odor
- Grinding noises
If your vehicle’s clutch is showing signs of failure, it could be due to one of the following components becoming worn down and malfunctioning:
- Clutch disc
- Mechanical or hydraulic release mechanism
- Pressure plate
- Pilot or release bearing
- Clutch fork
Make an Appointment with Carotech Automotive’s ASE-Certified Technicians
Carotech Automotive provides AAA-approved auto repair to Los Angeles and its surrounding areas like:
If your vehicle is showing signs of a failing clutch, it is important that you bring it to our automotive shop as soon as possible to avoid having total failure and needing it to be towed. Our ASE-certified technicians will provide exceptional customer service and be able to restore your vehicle’s clutch to its original condition and will be guaranteed under our 24-month/24,000 mile warranty.
If your vehicle is showing signs of a failing clutch, make an appointment today with Carotech Automotive and keep your vehicle in moving and working condition.