Why Choose Collect Service Go?
- 1 Year Parts & Labour Warranty
- Reliable & Professional
- 5 Star Average Customer Reviews
- ATA Qualified Technicians
- O.E. Quality Parts Used Only
- FREE Collection & Delivery
- FREE Collection & Delivery
To make repairing your vehicle a hassle-free process, we offer free collection and delivery to and from our garage in Hertfordshire. Whether that’s from your home, workplace or another location convenient for you, we’re here to make the whole process as easy as possible.
Professional & Fully-Qualified Technicians
At Collect Service Go, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Our friendly team of technicians are all ATA qualified to ensure the highest standard of work. Rest assured, our team is fully equipped to quickly identify any issues with your vehicle and get you safely back on the road in no time. In all our car repairs, we use only O.E. approved parts so that your warranty is guaranteed.
Do I Need a Clutch Repair?
Below are the common symptoms that you may experience when the clutch in your vehicle is failing. If you experience any of the below, bring your vehicle to your local Collect Service Go centre and one of our expert technicians will be able to perform a free clutch check to diagnose the cause of the problem.
Symptoms: Severe low-frequency vibration
Cause: Loose or worn engine mountings, misalignment of engine to gearbox, uneven operation of clutch arm, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate, defective driven plate, scored or glazed flywheel, worn spigot bearing
Symptoms: Engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed, burning smell, the vehicle will not drive up steep hills.
Cause: Incorrect clutch adjustments, partial seizure of linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the linkage, worn clutch facings, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate and/or broken springs, partially seized mechanism.
Symptoms: Difficulty in engaging first gear from neutral without making noise, jolt when changing gear with the vehicle in motion, vehicle moves when the pedal is fully depressed.
Cause: Incorrect clutch adjustments or lack of fluid in the hydraulic operating system, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated facings, defective driven plate, buckled plate or seizure on spines, seized spigot bearing or worn spigot.
Do clutches fail suddenly?
It is possible for a car clutch to fail suddenly, as well as gradually – it depends on what part of the clutch needs to be fixed. In most cases, the clutch will slowly start to fail over a long period before it suddenly stops working altogether.
However, it is important to get the clutch pedal checked at the first sign of a problem. It could be a small job that’s easily taken care of, but left unchecked could lead to more serious issues.
How do I drive without damaging the clutch?
There are a few simple ways to care for your new clutch and hopefully prolong its lifespan in a car.
Riding the clutch, in other words, keeping it partially pressed down, is the number one way to wear it out, leaving you in need of clutch repairs sooner than you’d like.
It’s best to put the car in neutral when waiting at traffic lights or a junction for the same reason. Our final piece of advice is to avoid unnecessary changes, for example, using the gears to slow down.
However, this will add pressure to the brakes, so try to find the ideal balance between the two.
How long does a clutch replacement take?
If you’re looking to get a car clutch repair, you might be wondering how long you’ll be without your car. A clutch replacement is a job most mechanics and garages can take care of within the same day, but it will take up to 5 hours in general.
Depending on your area, the price of a clutch plate and the overall clutch replacement cost will vary, so get in touch or leave your details for quotes for the best price. Remember, the cost of a car clutch repair or replacement is generally not covered by insurance if the damage is the result of wear and tear through normal use.
How long should a new car clutch last?
After a car clutch repair, the last thing you’ll want to think about is when it will be time for another! How long it will last depends on the car and the driving style of the owner.
Most often, they will last for around 60,000 miles but, in rare cases, up to 100,000 miles can be driven before a repair will be necessary.
Book Your Clutch Repair Today
Experiencing any clutch or gearbox problems? Take a look at our symptoms list, then give us a call on 01707 33 22 88 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org where one of the team will be more than happy to assist.