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Don’t Ignore Clutch Issues

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

The blog this week is about not ignoring warning signs that you may have an issue with your clutch on your Volvo or Toyota. They wont suddenly fix themselves!

Regardless of whether you drive a manual or automatic car, you rely on your gears to increase and decrease your speed and to facilitate the engine to perform at the optimum level. The gears are selected using a clutch (manual car), or transmission system (automatic car). We are often asked how long a clutch should last. There are various factors that contribute to how long your clutch is likely to last. In all probability clutches are designed to last anywhere between 50,000 and 100,000+ miles however this totally depends on how you maintain your Volvo or Toyota, how you drive your car (motorway v city driving), and of course the quality of the car in general.

If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to seek the expertise of your local independent garage as you may need to replace your clutch:

  • Spongy, sticking, vibrating or loose clutch pedal when you press it
  • If you hear a squeaking or grumbling noise when pressing the pedal
  • If you are able to rev your engine, but experience poor acceleration
  • If you are experiencing difficulty changing gear
  • If you experience a 'slipping' clutch, causing a momentary loss of acceleration.

Please do not ignore these symptoms – you may not need a whole new clutch. However the longer that you continue to drive your car with clutch issues the more damage you may cause, resulting in a more expensive repair bill. Happy Motoring Folks!

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