Replacing a clutch
A clutch is a mechanical device that provides for the transmission of power (and therefore usually motion) from one component (the driving member) to another (the driven member). The opposite component of the clutch is the brake.
Clutches are used whenever the ability to limit the transmission of power or motion needs to be controlled either in amount or over time Clutches control whether automobiles transmit engine power to the wheels.
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The car clutch is something that you use extensively while driving. So you need to make sure that it is in good working condition. Although the clutch normally lasts for an average of 5 years, the actual lifetime of your car’s clutch really depends on the way you drive and the journeys you make.
Five Signs That You Need A New Clutch
Clutches are located out of sight, so it’s not always easy to know when they need replacing. There are five signs to watch out for when it comes to your vehicle’s performance that mean you could need a clutch replacement:
- Having difficulty changing or putting your car into gears
- Hearing a crunching noise when you try to depress the clutch
- Car shaking and vibrating when moving off
- Sensing a burning smell
- Vehicle not picking speed as it would normally do when gas pedal is depressed
The reason why clutches wear out quicker than it is supposed to is because of bad driving habits. So to make maximum use of your clutch, you should not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving or leave the car in gear when stopping at traffic lights. You should also use the clutch for the shortest time that you can and not any longer than that at all times.
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