Are You Experiencing Problems With Your Clutch?

The clutch plays a very important role in your vehicle. It transfers power from your engine to your wheels and if your car doesn’t shift correctly you can really overwork your engine in a short amount of time.

If you drive a car with a standard transmission long enough your clutch is going to wear out over time. One of the most common problems that comes with the clutch is friction on the disc causes it to get worn out. Different makes and models usually have different clutch kits and each may require a different type of service and repair.

There are some signs you can look for if you think your clutch is starting to malfunction. One of the first things that will go wrong is you will notice the clutch is starting to slip. Some other problems could be that there are problems releasing the clutch (This can be caused by a faulty release-bearing retainer or a worn-out fork).

Run a quick check list to see what you’re experiencing so you can narrow down the problem.

  • Is the clutch pedal too soft or too stiff?
  • Do you notice the gears grinding when you shift?
  • Does the engine overwork itself or race without you speeding up?
  • Does the clutch make a sound when you press the pedal down?

Sometimes the flywheel needs to be resurfaced and in some cases the car will refuse to move if the clutch is dying. These issues will require a service or clutch replacement and it’s best to bring it in to 2J’s Automotive to have the mechanics perform the repair for you as it can be complicated to do the job yourself without the proper knowledge.

They will run a free diagnostics test (an $80 value) and find out what specific service needs to be done to get your clutch working properly again. The longer you wait the more severe the problem could be and more expensive the service will be so don’t put it off. You can pick up on the signs relatively early so when you start the notice something is amiss then make plans to have your car brought in.

Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you think something is wrong with your clutch because our phones are answered around the clock, and it’s not too late to get signed up for our contest! You could win a free Vizio Flat Screen HDTV just by signing up.

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