The ACCUK Motoring Blog

Updated every week, the ACC motoring blog contains essential advice on driving, car maintenance, servicing and MOT's

Signs that your Clutch may need changing

  • Friday, June 09, 2017

ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Independent Garage of the Year 2015, Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award & The Eagle Radio Customer Focus Business 2017 Award, are Servicing, Repair & MOT Specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire. We like to give you hints and tips on maintaining your Volvo or Toyota to help reduce breakdowns and expensive car repair bills.

The blog this week is about the tell tale signs that it may be time to replace the clutch on your Volvo or Toyota. Your clutch is an integral part of the transmission of your Volvo or Toyota, without it you will not be able to change gear, therefore you will be unable to drive your car. Here we will describe some signs to look out for which could indicate that your clutch is on its way out. If you notice any of these signs it is imperative you take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for further investigation. Who wants to break down? You just know it will be when you MOST need your car!

Clutch

Are you struggling to get the car into gear? Is it stiff? Are you forcing it? If so then it is time to get your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for investigation.

The clutch pedal – does it feel different when you press down? A bit spongy? This is another tell tale sign that you need to get your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for further investigation.

Can you smell a burning smell? If you can then you really need to get your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage. It may not be the clutch that is at fault, it could be an electrical issue, either way your car needs some urgent attention by a professional mechanic. You do not want to risk it going up in flames and costing even more money to repair. Please do not ignore this sign.

These symptoms should not be ignored, they will not go away if you stick your head in the sand. You must remember that at some point parts on your Volvo or Toyota will deteriorate and reach the end of their working life, it is a fact with cars of all types. However if you look after your car by having regular servicing and driving your car correctly you can maintain the health of your car through preventative maintenance as opposed to reactive maintenance. Think about how important your car is to you, and look after it as an investment. It will serve you well if you maintain it.

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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