Simply put, the function of a clutch is to separate the engine from the wheels, allowing you to change gear and come to a complete stop while the engine is still running.
The clutch is made up three main parts - the clutch plate, pressure plate and flywheel. When the clutch is engaged (foot off the pedal), the springs in the clutch press these three parts together so that the engine and the transmission are connected and spinning at the same speed. When you press your foot on down on the clutch pedal, however, the springs pull the pressure plate away from the clutch plate, so that the flywheel and pressure plate spin at a different rate, allowing you to smoothly change gears.
What to look out for:
If you're experiencing any of the below symptoms, you may need a clutch replacement:
If you notice any of the 5 symptoms don’t hesitate to call Glenside Recovery on: 07715 697852. Our efficient office staff will gather all the information required and dispatch our recovery technician and vehicle to your location immediately.
On arrival, our recovery technician will assess the situation and make an informed decision on the safest and most efficient way to recover and transport it for repair at a garage of your choosing.