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Our expert insights into clutch kit replacement

Our expert insights into clutch kit replacement

What does a clutch do? And what is a clutch kit?

The clutch is located between the engine and transmission to temporarily disconnect the engine drive from the gearbox. A clutch kit usually contains all the elements to replace and rejuvenate your clutch.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning clutch

If you feel a loss or inappropriate delivery of power when using the accelerator, or if you can’t change gears or it feels like there is unusual grinding and friction when trying, it could be due to a damaged or worn clutch.

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How much does it cost to change my clutch kit?

Save up to 30% on your clutch kit replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your clutch kit?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test your clutch for damage and function and replace it if necessary.

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What does a clutch do? And what is a clutch kit?

The clutch is located between the engine and transmission to temporarily disconnect the engine drive from the gearbox. A clutch kit usually contains all the elements to replace and rejuvenate your clutch.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning clutch

If you feel a loss or inappropriate delivery of power when using the accelerator, or if you can’t change gears or it feels like there is unusual grinding and friction when trying, it could be due to a damaged or worn clutch.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to change my clutch kit?

Save up to 30% on your clutch kit replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your clutch kit?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test your clutch for damage and function and replace it if necessary.

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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should a clutch need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

Free collection and delivery — anywhere

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How much does clutch kit replacement cost?

How much does clutch kit replacement cost?

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A typical clutch kit replacement in the UK costs around £370.00 - £1040.00. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a clutch kit replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much the clutch kit replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
average price
exclusive priceInstant savings

Mazda 2 Sport Nav

1.5 litres

£486.33 £392.2019%

Ford B Max Zetec

1.6 litres

£449.70 £381.1015%

Renault Clio D Que

0.9 litres

£472.80 £388.5018%

Audi A5 Se Tfsi

2 litres

£469.52 £381.1019%

Volvo C30

1.6 litres

£541.26 £466.2014%

Lexus Is 220d Se

2.2 litres

£459.91 £370.0020%

Volvo C70 Coupe

2 litres

£470.61 £384.8018%

Jeep Wrangler

2.8 litres

£1266.72 £1040.0018%

Volkswagen Caddy

1.6 litres

£461.93 £388.5016%

Suzuki Carry

1.3 litres

£467.92 £384.8018%

Mazda 2 Sport Nav

1.5 litres

£486.33 £392.2019%

Ford B Max Zetec

1.6 litres

£449.70 £381.1015%

Audi A5 Se Tfsi

2 litres

£469.52 £381.1019%

Lexus Is 220d Se

2.2 litres

£459.91 £370.0020%

Volvo C30

1.6 litres

£541.26 £466.2014%

* The cost of your clutch kit replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Want to learn more about clutch kit replacement?

Want to learn more about clutch kit replacement?

What does a clutch do?

The clutch transfers the power created by your engine to the gearbox, in a smooth way, to prevent the car from stalling or from lurching uncomfortably. The system incorporates 2 rotating discs coming together, transferring motion from one to the other rotating shaft.

How much does it cost to replace the clutch?

A typical clutch replacement for a family car in the UK should cost somewhere between £400 and £500. Depending on the make and model of your car, the size of the engine, and the garage or service you choose to carry out the work, prices will vary.

How long does it take to replace a clutch?

A professional mechanic should be able to replace a clutch in anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. The precise time will depend on the make and model of car, the clutch placement, specifics unique to the job and any complications.

How do I know when my clutch needs replacing?

Obvious signs of a failing or broken clutch include: slipping while driving, problems with changing gears, the engine doesn't engage when trying to drive, the gearbox makes unhealthy grinding and clunking noises.

How often should a clutch be replaced?

There isn't a one-size-fits-all mileage or timeframe for replacing a clutch. Manufacturers suggest that a typical clutch should last around 60k miles, but depending on usage and driving styles, a clutch can last anywhere between 30k and 100k miles.

What does a worn clutch feel like?

A worn clutch can feel very soft and depress to the floor with very little effort. You could also feel it slipping when trying to engage the engine, or grinding when trying to put it in gear.

Can a clutch just go without warning?

Generally, clutches deteriorate over time, providing drivers with possible warnings of their demise. However, the signs aren't always easy to spot, meaning failure could appear entirely without notice. Keeping a close eye out for signs of deterioration could save you from being stranded unnecessarily.

What does a bad clutch sound like?

A high-pitched squealing could well be a sign that your clutch bearings are failing. Alternatively, your clutch could make a loud grinding, rattling or whirling noise when depressing the clutch pedal or trying to change gear.

Can you drive with a bad clutch?

Driving with a broken or a damaged clutch can cause damage to your gearbox and a range of other associated components. You should never drive with a broken clutch; not only is it dangerous, but it can lead to further more expensive breakages and problems.

How long should a clutch last?

This is a difficult question to provide an accurate answer to. Manufacturers suggest the average lifespan of a clutch is around 60k miles. However, depending on driving styles, conditions and the size and quality of the clutch in your car, it could last anywhere from 30k to over 100k miles.

What happens if your clutch goes while driving?

If your clutch breaks while driving, you will more than likely struggle to change gear. Alternatively, you could lose the delivery of power to your transmission, or, depending on the type of damage to your clutch, you may struggle to engage it at all, and have to find a way to coast safely to a halt.

Can a clutch fail suddenly?

There are many ways your clutch can fail. Some will happen over time, with possible signs of deterioration, and some will occur without warning.

Sudden clutch failures can be the result of broken or loose clutch cables or linkages, failed or leaking hydraulic lines, contaminated discs or poorly fitted throwout bearings or pressure plates.

How long can I drive with a bad clutch?

It all depends on how bad your bad clutch is. You shouldn't drive a car with a completely broken clutch, as it will, without a doubt, put associated components under the kind of pressure that will cause severe damage and expensive repairs.

Even if your clutch is slipping slightly, or you hear an occasional grinding of your gears, you should seek out a repair as soon as possible. The longer you keep driving, the more likely it is that you'll damage other parts of your transmission.

Why do clutches burn out?

A clutch can burn out due to many reasons. Releasing the clutch too quickly, keeping the clutch depressed for too long, holding the clutch midway while driving, resting your foot on the clutch, and excessive use of the clutch when holding the car on hills and inclines. All of these add unnecessary wear to the components in your clutch system.

How do I extend the life of my clutch?

Maintaining a correct driving style is the best way to preserve the life of your clutch. This should include proper use of the handbrake on hills and at junctions instead of excessive use of clutch-control or 'riding the clutch'.

Careful release of the clutch will also extend its life, as will using your brakes to slow the vehicle instead of dropping your car into a lower gear. Also, avoid excessive RPMs when setting off, driving with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, and cruising with a depressed clutch pedal.

What wears a clutch out?

One of the biggest reasons for clutch wear is a driver 'riding the clutch'. Keeping the clutch pedal semi-connected while you wait for the lights to change, the traffic to start moving again, or just when you're in a hurry to get to your destination, is bad practice and will add unnecessary wear to the components in your clutch.

Can I replace my own clutch?

It's entirely possible for a competent DIY mechanic to replace their own clutch, but be warned, it can be a lengthy and complicated procedure. It's not a job for the faint-hearted, so if you have any doubts at all, it's a much better idea to leave this one to the professionals.

What happens if you change gear without a clutch?

If you try to change the gears without using your clutch, the most likely result will be a lot angry grinding noises, and inevitable damage to your gears and gearbox.

Matching the engine revs and transmission speed to change gears without using the clutch is called 'floating the gears'. It's a process employed by some heavy-duty truck drivers whose vehicles aren't fitted with a synchromesh.

With most typical domestic use vehicles, there's no real benefit to this method; in most cases, it will only add to the wear of your clutch components.

Is it normal to smell clutch after replacement?

A new clutch may emit odour during a short period of bedding in. Reasons for unusual smells could be due to oil or grease accidentally reaching hot components and emitting a burning smell. Alternatively, it could be manufacturing oils burning off as the disc seats to the pressure plate.

However, a clutch replacement shouldn't necessarily make such odours. If they persist, have the work checked out sooner rather than later. It could just as easily be due to poor alignment or the release bearing being poorly adjusted.

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