The clutch connects your car’s engine shafts to its gearbox and wheel shafts. When your foot is on the clutch pedal, it allows you to change gear in a manual car. You need a clutch because your engine spins all the time, but your wheels don’t.
The clutch disconnects the engine from the gearbox and wheels, meaning you can make a gear change before reconnecting them again. Automatic cars have a clutch but it’s built-in and the driver has no control over its function. Instead, the system automatically decides what gear you should be in and facilitates the change in response to your driving conditions.
At Kingz autos we have technicians with over 30 years of experience especially when it comes to clutches and gearboxes. Our clutch diagnostics and inspections are free and with no bookings needed.
The clutch is one of the most important mechanical parts of a vehicle that drives it. Clutches are located between the engine and the transmission. It is made up of three parts the clutch, the pressure plate, and the fly wheel. A clutch essentially controls the connection between the shaft coming from the engine and the shafts which turn the wheels so you can change gears.
Symptoms Of Clutch Wear
- Increased engine RPM when accelerator is depressed, but Vehicle does not gain
- A crunching noise when shifting
- Spongey or loose clutch, sticking
- A burning smell when revving the engine
- Difficulty in changing gears