11 October 2020
When it comes to clutch replacement, the quicker this is resolved the better. The clutch is an especially important part of a manual vehicle. It is what allows you to stop your car without stalling the engine. Without it, you would be unable to change between gears, and emergency stops would be far more dangerous.
It is always wise to regularly book in car maintenance services, to know ahead if your car has any critical elements which need to be replaced. So how do you know when your car needs a clutch replacement and how much should a clutch replacement cost? Let’s get down to the basics on the most frequently asked questions regarding clutch replacement.
The top signs that a new clutch is needed are as follows:
With any of the above signs, it is always best to seek advice from a professional automotive business. At DCM Tyres we can determine the severity of your clutch issue and recommend whether a clutch replacement is necessary. If you are unsure or need a diagnostic of a potential clutch problem, just give us a call and we can book you in for a car diagnostic or check.
Similarly to knowing how often to change your car tyres, the answer can vary from car to car. There is no definitive answer, as this depends on the vehicle and the users driving style. Often, clutches last for at least 60,000 miles before they start to wear and tear and need to be replaced.
Although a clutch replacement is not a frequent investment and more of a one-off, it can be expensive to replace. According to reliable sources, the average clutch replacement cost in the UK in 2020 is £454.55. The reason why a clutch replacement cost can be expensive is because the engine or gearbox need to be removed in order to have access to where the clutch is placed. It can take a long time just removing and reassembling the car, which as a result, makes reinstalling a new clutch more costly.
At DCM Tyres, we offer a range of car maintenance services which include clutch replacement. If you have noticed any of the warning signs stated above, get in touch with your local DCM Tyres team in Shaftesbury, Blandford or Sturminster Newton and we will be more than happy to help. Contact us today by calling your nearest local branch or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.