The signs of a bad clutch can include difficulty in shifting gears, particularly from a stop, and a burning smell reminiscent of burnt rubber. This smell is often a symptom of a slipping clutch that’s not engaging properly with the engine. Another sign is a spongy or sticking clutch pedal that doesn’t return to its original position. If your engine revs without the expected acceleration, this could also suggest a worn clutch. Hearing unusual grinding or rattling noises when pressing the clutch pedal can mean problems with the clutch release mechanism or worn bearings. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your nearest Elite Garages where our clutch experts will perform a thorough inspection and necessary repairs.