The clutch is one of the main parts of a car, may it be an automatic or manual transmission. It regulates how the power or torque is dispersed. It controls the amount of energy that spreads between the four wheels.
As a vehicle owner, you may not spend a lot of time worrying about the clutch, but it’s important to know when it’s a problem. Here are some signs of a bad clutch:
- Gliding Gears
If the vehicle always appears to be out of gear, or if the vehicle feels like it is jumping forward or jerky, the clutch needs to be replaced. Another possible reason for slippery gear changes is oil leaks. Engine oil can adhere to the clutch disc and make it slippery.
- Burnt Smell
If you notice the smell of burnt paper, this is another symptom that requires the clutch to be replaced. The odor is most noticeable when the car is taken in and out or the clutch is used. In severe cases, stinks can be accompanied by smoke.
- Clutch That is Either Stuck or Sensitive
If you have a manual, is it difficult to depress the clutch pedal? Sometimes it needs to be adjusted. If there is no pressure, it may need to be completely replaced.
Clutch issues are a warning sign that should never be ignored. You may have more problems with your transmission than you think.
If you notice these signs, immediately take your vehicle to HEART Auto Care. If it is determined that the clutch needs repair or replacement, we will make a fair estimate and complete it in a timely and efficient manner.
Your safety is important to us, so if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.