Clutch Replacement

The clutch in your vehicle is the vital component that transfers an engine's power to a vehicle's transmission through the gearbox and powers the car. During the lifespan of the vehicle, sometimes the clutch needs to be replaced.

So when does your vehicle need a new clutch? Unfortunately, there is no one, definitive answer. A clutch can last anywhere from 30,000 miles to 80,000 miles, depending on the type of vehicle, the climate and how the vehicle is driven. Our expert team can assess your vehicle to see if it’s in need of a new clutch.

The main symptoms of a worn-out clutch are:

Difficulty in selecting a gear
Sometimes a crunching noise
A pronounced burning smell
A juddering when pulling away or grind on releasing
When the throttle peddle is pressed, the engine RPM increase, but the vehicle does not increase as it would normally do

When should you get a clutch replacement?

Clutch replacement prices can be expensive and getting a new clutch can be frustrating. No one wants to replace a clutch unnecessarily. But putting off this essential maintenance results in less reliable vehicle handling, potential safety issues and untimely breakdown and lower fuel efficiency. If your car has any symptoms of a worn-out clutch, it’s time for a replacement. 

Courtesy car

You’ll not be off the road while DCM Tyres fits your new clutch replacement. As part of our service, you can book one of our courtesy cars for the duration of the works to get you from A to B.

Top Tip:

To improve clutch performance select a neutral gear when your car is stationary. When at the traffic lights, take the car out of gear and your foot off the clutch. Keeping the clutch on the biting point or fully pressed, applies unnecessary pressure on the clutch.


If you’re looking for a clutch replacement at a competitive price in Shaftesbury, Blandford or Sturminster Newton, get in contact with one of DCM Tyres branches. We also offer a comprehensive range of garage services including MOT's, book our services with ease on our online booking form

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