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What does a clutch do?

The clutch on a vehicle is a friction plate which, when engaged, transfers the turning force of the engine, through to the gearbox and subsequently, the wheels.

What does a clutch replacement involve?

A lot of the process to change a clutch is vehicle specific, however there are a few standard steps. The mechanic will:

  • Raise the vehicle
  • Split the gearbox from the engine
  • Remove the old clutch unit
  • Fit a new clutch kit
  • Put everything back together
  • Road test the vehicle

Can I replace my own clutch?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a clutch replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

How do you tell if your clutch is worn out?

If you drive a vehicle with a manual gearbox, at some point you will experience a clutch starting to wear, the same as you will with brake pads.

The friction material will start to wear thin and it will no longer provide sufficient contact with the flywheel and you will experience the clutch slipping, so here are some tell tale signs of this occurring;

  • The engine speed will rise up rapidly, but you do not go any faster, especially up hill or under hard acceleration
  • You notice an almost electrical sweet burning smell inside the car

Other symptoms though are prevalent

  • You can engage a gear when the engine is off, but not when it is running
  • The clutch pedal biting point (this is the point when you feel the vehicle moving from stationary for example) has become much higher up in the pedal travel
  • You start to find it harder to move between gears and can often hear a crunch as you do so

How many hours does it take to replace a clutch?

On average, clutch replacement times can range from around 3 hours to over 7.5 hours with an average of around 4 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should a clutch be replaced?

A vehicle with a manual gearbox is likely going to need a clutch replacement at least once in its lifetime. If you start to experience any of the above symptoms, you are going to have to get the clutch replaced.

How can I extend the life of my clutch?

This is one area where your driving style and habits can indeed have a considerable effect on the components. By driving with mechanical empathy, not riding the clutch (leaving your foot resting on the pedal), not deliberately slipping the clutch to hold the vehicle on an incline and not using too high engine revs to pull away from a standstill are all ways to extend the life of the friction material.

Can I still drive with a worn clutch?

Driving with a worn clutch is not advisable as it can leave you stranded if it fails completely, may lead to dangerous situations on the road and lead further damage to your clutch and gearbox. If you suspect there is any issue with your clutch or there are concerns about its age or condition, book with a professional mechanic with immediate effect to check the issue and if required replace the clutch.

How do you know if you need a new clutch?

You can find out whether you need a new clutch by getting a professional diagnosis from a mechanic. If you're unsure whether it needs replacing book an inspection with a mechanic to check the component and get advice on whether a replacement is needed.

What is the average life of a clutch?

The average life of a clutch will depend on a number of factors including how you use your clutch and the quality of the part. Generally you can expect the clutch to last around 60,000 miles.

How much does it cost to fix a clutch cable?

Prices for a clutch cable replacement range from £70 to £130 with an average cost of £95. Ultimately, the cost of a clutch cable replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement.

Is a worn clutch an MOT failure?

No, a worn clutch will normally not lead to an MOT failure. As the MOT only checks for safety-critical components on a car, the condition of the transmission and clutch is not part of the MOT checks.

How long do clutches usually last?

A clutch will usually last around 60,000 miles. This does depend on a number of factors, primarily your driving style, what kind of traffic you mostly drive in and the quality off the clutch part fitted.

What does a bad clutch sound like?

A bad or failing clutch can sound like a grinding noise, a high-pitched squeal, or a low growling sound when pressing on the clutch pedal.

What happens if the clutch fails to engage while driving?

If the clutch fails while driving, you may struggle with changing gears or in some cases even fail to engage or change gears at all.

If you notice a problem with the clutch, the best thing to do is pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and seek professional help and do not attempt to drive again.

Can a clutch fail suddenly?

Yes, it is possible for a clutch to fail suddenly, however, more often than not, clutch failure is a slow and gradual failure.

Sudden clutch failure can be caused by loss of hydraulic pressure, a broken clutch cable, or a failed clutch release bearing.

Why does a clutch burn out?

The most common cause for a clutch "burning out" is improper use. For example, if a driver constantly rides the clutch (keeps their foot on the pedal), it will eventually overheat and fail. Other causes can include a leak in the hydraulic system, a worn pressure plate, or a defective throw-out bearing.

Burning of the clutch results in a foul smell that is caused by the clutch disc rubbing against the flywheel.

What happens when you change gears without engaging the clutch?

If you attempt to change gears without using the clutch, the gear teeth will grind together and damage the gearbox. Doing this repeatedly can end up damaging or even destroy the transmission.

New clutch replacement is causing a burning smell, is that normal?

A new clutch requires some time to "break in" similar to new shoes. The smell is considered normal but should disappear after driving a few miles. If the smell continues to persist then it may be incorrectly installed so it's better to consult a mechanic sooner rather than later.

Can a clutch be repaired?

Clutches can be repaired depending on type of damage, but it is often more expensive to repair a clutch than it is to replace it. Sometimes, you may just need to replace the clutch cable and not the whole part. A qualified mechanic can inspect and offer guidance accordingly.

How much will it cost to replace my clutch?

Cost for a clutch replacement is on average £400, with prices ranging from £250 to £600. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a clutch depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your clutch replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a clutch replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Concentric slave cylinder (CSC), Clutch release bearing, Gearbox oil (top-up), Clutch plate, cover & release bearing/CSC and/or Clutch plate & cover. We have clutch replacement prices for 53 different manufacturers.

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Alfa Romeo

£623 £780 - £1,261 Get exact price

Asia

£352 £528 - £664 Get exact price

Audi

£597 £763 - £1,249 Get exact price

Austin

£312 £445 - £554 Get exact price

BMW

£455 £579 - £806 Get exact price

Cadillac

£555 £853 - £875 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£382 £500 - £834 Get exact price

Chrysler

£607 £701 - £908 Get exact price

Citroen

£498 £593 - £1,146 Get exact price

Dacia

£484 £811 - £1,012 Get exact price

Daewoo

£300 £439 - £585 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£446 £642 - £905 Get exact price

Dodge

£479 £576 - £929 Get exact price

DS

£481 £846 - £892 Get exact price

Fiat

£408 £527 - £857 Get exact price

Ford

£491 £609 - £977 Get exact price

Honda

£484 £674 - £927 Get exact price

Hyundai

£390 £446 - £750 Get exact price

Isuzu

£566 £676 - £1,218 Get exact price

Iveco

£567 £808 - £915 Get exact price

Jaguar

£543 £813 - £969 Get exact price

Jeep

£468 £564 - £870 Get exact price

Kia

£396 £475 - £836 Get exact price

Land Rover

£563 £764 - £1,128 Get exact price

LDV

£374 £432 - £641 Get exact price

Lexus

£458 £499 - £787 Get exact price

Lotus

£307 £595 - £595 Get exact price

Maserati

£1753 £2,307 - £2,426 Get exact price

Mazda

£452 £514 - £945 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£709 £748 - £1,517 Get exact price

MG

£441 £512 - £1,012 Get exact price

MINI

£549 £794 - £1,046 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£520 £634 - £1,074 Get exact price

Nissan

£460 £537 - £928 Get exact price

Perodua

£464 £664 - £867 Get exact price

Peugeot

£448 £506 - £1,010 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£541 £770 - £1,089 Get exact price

Porsche

£691 £885 - £1,409 Get exact price

Proton

£417 £806 - £840 Get exact price

Renault

£626 £841 - £1,274 Get exact price

Rover

£471 £564 - £1,026 Get exact price

Saab

£614 £844 - £1,076 Get exact price

Sao

£232 £398 - £398 Get exact price

SEAT

£479 £560 - £997 Get exact price

Skoda

£463 £523 - £996 Get exact price

Smart

£532 £642 - £961 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£772 £1,052 - £1,376 Get exact price

Subaru

£597 £773 - £1,124 Get exact price

Suzuki

£383 £453 - £812 Get exact price

Toyota

£472 £553 - £1,024 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£590 £756 - £1,142 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£510 £623 - £1,024 Get exact price

Volvo

£630 £855 - £1,164 Get exact price

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  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a clutch replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Clutch replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

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Halifax
£255.38

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