How Do I Know if My Clutch is Worn Out?

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It goes without saying that a clutch is critical to your car’s overall health. At Mechanic Man, we know that a clutch can wear over time, which is why we help drivers identify the symptoms of a worn clutch before trouble arises. 

In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of the common warning signs that signal you need a clutch replacement or repairs, as well as touch upon how long you can expect your vehicle’s clutch to last. If you notice any of the symptoms below, contact Mechanic Man to schedule clutch service and repairs. We’ll help you keep your car in working order!

Common Signs of a Worn Clutch

If you find that you are having difficulty shifting your car into gear, then you may have a faulty clutch. A common warning sign of a worn clutch is hearing a rattling or crunching noise when you go to change gears. Drivers also admit to feeling their car judder after changing gears and pulling away. A symptom of a worn clutch could even be as simple as noticing a strong burning smell. If you find that you can’t change gears or pick up speed as quickly as normal, contact Mechanic Man to book a service appointment. We offer cost-effective clutch replacements and repairs!

How Long Does A Clutch Last?

Multiple factors contribute to the lifespan of a vehicle’s clutch, particularly the quality of the car and a person’s driving style. If you live in an urban area, be aware that city driving can wear out your clutch sooner due to frequent starts and stops and shifting between lower gears. Generally speaking, you can expect your car’s clutch to last anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

Clutch Concerns?

If you’ve noticed a spongy or sticking clutch pedal, grumbling sounds or are struggling to change gears, call us at 01733 797099 to get affordable clutch service and repairs. Our Peterborough car garage offers convenient clutch health checks and works on all makes and models. We’re a Motor Ombudsman-accredited auto shop that’s the name you can trust for all your clutch concerns!