Replacing the clutch kit is an involved, often expensive process. Since it’s such an important component for your car, many garages overcharge for this service. We’re here to help you avoid paying too much. Starting at £264, you could save considerable time and money by booking with Fixter. Click below for a free quote today.
Like the engine, the clutch is an essential part of your car. Disconnecting the wheels from the constantly running motor during gear shifts, this component protects the transmission and engine. Petrol powered cars can usually run for over 60,000 miles before needing a replacement. This lifespan depends greatly how the car is driven and frequency of use.
What’s in a clutch kit?
There are generally three main pieces within the overall clutch system, a disc, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. Since each are constantly used, it’s best to replace all at once. Not doing so could lead to uneven wear on the clutch disc, which affects the other parts.
If you experience any unusual noises, crunches, or increased tension when depressing the clutch pedal, there might be an issue. Other factors to consider include climate, quality of the disc, and driving environment. Drivers who regularly pass through city centres tend to frequently shift gears. This constant movement wears down the clutch quicker. Additionally, although not generally applicable to the UK, warm weather tends to negatively impact transmission fluid levels – creating increased friction.
When receiving a clutch kit replacement service with Fixter, your car is in good hands. Our garage network comprises over 35 years of experience and services thousands of cars per month. We work with top networks, including Bosch Car Care, Autofirst, Auto Care, Unipart Car Care, RAC, AA, and Trust My Garage. Our garages receive training from Group Auto, Bosch, and Autofirst, among others to maintain compliance and stay up to date on industry and technological changes. All our garages meet the UK’s MOT standards, and thoroughly tests each car. Additionally, you can count on Fixter to perform regular maintenance check-ups with our full, major, and interim services. Each offering is tailor-made based on the needs of your particular car.