Clutch Repairs Brighton
Need Clutch Repairs or Replacement? Trust the Experts at Elite Garages Brighton.
Your vehicle’s clutch is one of the most important components of your car, along with the brakes, tyres and shocks. It’s responsible for connecting the engine to the drive wheels, allowing you to change gears and control your car’s acceleration. Over time, however, wear and tear can take its toll and you may experience a range of issues which indicate the need for clutch repairs or replacement.
If you’re in Brighton and need clutch repairs or replacement, look no further than Elite Garages. Our team of qualified and accredited clutch specialists has years of experience diagnosing and repairing clutch issues for all types of vehicles. We offer dealership-quality service and competitive prices, so you can rest assured that your car is in good hands.
What Does My Clutch Do?
A clutch is essentially two metal plates inside the engine where the flywheel carries a pressure plate (driving disc), pressure springs and release bearings. It’s not an easy job which is why clutch repairs can be expensive and time-consuming.
When you press down on the clutch pedal, the plates come apart separating the engine from the drive wheels allowing you to change gear. Releasing the pedal again re-engages the plates which then connect the engine to the drive wheels. As your car engine is constantly running, a clutch is necessary to separate the engine from the drive wheels when you stop the car. This is exactly what happens when you push down the clutch just before you stop otherwise the car would stall.
Signs I need clutch repairs or a replacement clutch
Your clutch is basically two metal plates inside the engine where the flywheel carries a pressure plate (driving disc), pressure springs, and release bearings. When you press down on the clutch pedal, the plates come apart, separating the engine from the drive wheels which allows you to change gears. Releasing the pedal again re-engages the plates, connecting the engine to the drive wheels.
Common signs that you may need a new clutch or clutch repairs
It’s may not always be easy to know when you need clutch repairs or replacement, but there are a few common signs to look out for. If you experience any of the following issues, we highly recommend getting your clutch checked by a professional:
- Clutch Pedal Making a Noise: If you hear a noise when pressing or releasing the clutch pedal, it could indicate a problem with the clutch mechanism.
- Difficulty Changing Gears: If you’re struggling to change gears, or the gear lever feels stiff or unresponsive, it could be a sign of a worn or damaged clutch.
- Rattling or Grinding Sound: A rattling or grinding sound when changing gears can indicate a possible issue with the clutch or gearbox.
- Vibrating Clutch Pedal: If your clutch pedal vibrates when you accelerate, it could be a sign of a damaged clutch plate.
- Loss of Acceleration: If you notice poor acceleration when revving the engine, it could indicate a slipping clutch.
- Random Engine Revving: If your engine revs randomly higher or lower, it could also be a sign of a clutch problem
At Elite Garages Brighton, our clutch specialists will diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action. We only use original parts recommended by the manufacturers and provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs before any work is done.
Don’t let a worn or damaged clutch ruin your driving experience. Trust the experts at Elite Garages Brighton for all your clutch repairs and replacement needs. Visit any of our service centres for a free clutch check and specialist advice if you think something isn’t quite right. For more information on clutch issues, here’s a detailed article outlining a few clutch FAQs.
What To Do In Brighton While You Wait
If you plan to stay local while visiting our Brighton car service centre (rather than leaving your car with us and we’ll contact you when it’s ready to pick up), there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, including: