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Whether your car is manual or automatic, a properly working clutch is essential to the smooth ride you expect from your vehicle. The clutch is an integral part of your transmission, ensuring easy shifts from one gear to another as you speed up or slow down. Over time, however, the clutch experiences wear and tear that can begin to take a toll on the quality of your drive. At Encore Motorcars, we’re here to help restore your clutch, and with it, restore your vehicle to the type of drive you deserve.

Five Indicators Your Car’s Clutch Needs Attention

  • Strange noises, such as squeaking, chirping, or grinding when you press or release the clutch pedal.
  • A burning smell when you engage the clutch.
  • The car’s speed not matching the engine revs, or a sudden loss of acceleration can both indicate a slipping clutch.
  • Difficulty shifting gears can always indicate a clutch problem.
  • A change in how the clutch pedal feels, such as pressing far too easily or suddenly being way harder to press.

If you have noticed any of these signs, don’t wait! Bring your vehicle to Encore Motorcars as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

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COMMON AUTOMOTIVE CLUTCH REPAIR SERVICES

CLUTCH REPLACEMENT

Even if you take all the right precautions, the clutch experiences a lot of wear and tear as you drive, so it is not uncommon to need a replacement. If the friction material on the clutch disc wears out, it can cause slipping or other gear-changing difficulties, so it may be best to replace it.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM REPAIR

While most people think of cables when it comes to clutches, many newer clutches make use of hydraulic systems, which can develop leaks over time. If you notice a soft or spongy clutch pedal, the hydraulic system may need a leak repaired or a cylinder replaced.

CLUTCH CABLE REPLACEMENT

Though some cars are starting to move to hydraulic systems, a cable is how most clutches transmit force from the pedal to the clutch mechanism in the transmission. If that cable becomes damaged — whether that’s frayed, stretched, cut, or otherwise — it may need to be replaced.

FLYWHEEL REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

The flywheel is an important part that interacts with the clutch every time it engages, so the heat and friction from the clutch can sometimes wear it out over time. Sometimes the flywheel can be resurfaced, but if it is too damaged, it may need to be replaced.

CLUTCH REPAIR FAQS

How often does a clutch usually need replacing?
This answer can vary widely depending on everything from your driving habits to the type of car you’re asking about. In general, clutches can last anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 miles, but that can be shortened by some driving habits, or if you do a lot of driving in the city.
What causes a clutch to slip?
The most common cause of a slipping clutch is that the friction material on the clutch disc has worn out. There can be other causes, though, including a damaged pressure plate or clutch spring, or if the clutch has been contaminated with oil.
Can I drive temporarily with a slipping clutch?
While it is theoretically possible to drive with a slipping clutch, we must strongly recommend against it, as doing so can be dangerous in some driving situations and can also cause further damage to the clutch components.
Can I repair my clutch myself?
Clutch repair can be tricky, involving lots of intricate components and very specific adjustments. We recommend seeking professional assistance for clutch repairs to ensure your vehicle continues to operate safely.

If you suspect your car may be experiencing clutch issues, call or stop by Encore Motorcars today! We are ready and waiting to get your car back to a smooth and easy ride.

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At Encore Motorcars we’re proud to offer clutch services & repairs for some of the most popular and beloved cars in the world.

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Our shop is fully equipped with the latest factory-grade tools & equipment available to provide accurate, quality services as quickly as possible.

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Taking care of your car’s clutch is essential to enjoying the best performance possible. Let our friendly and knowledgeable mechanics help make that service as easy and convenient as possible. Please call or visit our shop today to learn more or to schedule your next service appointment.

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