If you drive a manual car, your clutch is a vital part of your vehicle’s overall performance. Your clutch is responsible for ensuring you can smoothly switch gears while driving. If you’ve noticed a change in the way your clutch operates, it may be time to replace your existing clutch. This ensures your safety.
Signs of Failure
It is natural for your clutch to need replacement over time. This time can come sooner if your vehicle was used to help someone learn to drive a manual for the first time. This can understandably cause additional strain to the clutch until the driver fully learns how to operate the system correctly. Your clutch should operate smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or difficulty in shifting. You may require a clutch replacement if your clutch is:
- Slipping, affecting the acceleration
- Feeling spongy, sticky, or vibrates when pressed
- Difficult to shift gears with
- Revving your engine without clear acceleration
- Squeaking or making a gurgling noise
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is best to bring your vehicle in for inspection as soon as possible. This ensures that problems won’t get worse, and you’ll be back to smooth driving in no time.
Cost of Replacement
The cost of replacement can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Common prices can range anywhere from $900-$1800. Since this is a vital part of your vehicle, you don’t want to hold off seeking repairs if you notice signs of clutch failure.
Trust the Professionals
The experienced staff at Ken Scales Automotive can replace a clutch system for any make or model of vehicle. Our technicians will get the job done quickly, getting you back on the road in no time. Contact us to schedule your next appointment.