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Is My Clutch Slipping?

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The blog this week is about whether there is a clutch issue with your Volvo or Toyota.  If your clutch is slipping in your car it means that no power is reaching your wheels as you engage and disengage the clutch pedal which results in your car being unable to move forward. Read our tips:

So what is the role of your clutch? Well it is the mechanism which allows you to change gear and stop whilst your engine is still running. The clutch consists of three parts; the clutch plate, the pressure plate and the flywheel. The higher the mileage on your Volvo or Toyota and the older your car is will more than likely determine the need to replace the clutch. We cannot stress enough the need for regular servicing and maintenance checks to keep your Volvo or Toyota in optimum health.

Signs of a possible clutch issue.......

  1. Squeaking or a grumbling sounds that occur when pressure is applied to the clutch pedal
  2. A spongy or sticking clutch pedal
  3. Vibration through your clutch pedal
  4. Difficulty changing gears
  5. Acceleration is not smooth
  6. Your revs are very high
  7. Your clutch disengages quickly
  8. You may notice a burning smell

If you think that your Volvo or Toyota is suffering from clutch slippage it is imperative that you take your car to your local independent garage as clutch failure can happen at any time and you will then have the additional costs of being towed to your local garage. Happy Motoring Folks! 

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020,  The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 & the SME News Magazine Most Trusted Car Servicing Provider 2020, 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.