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Recent Clutch Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Birmingham


66 Reviews

Smiths Repair & Mot Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 9 years of experience

Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.



24 Reviews

Best Transmission Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

Best Transmissions offers a wide range of services including Car Repairs and Diagnostics for all vehicle makes and models. Our services are catered to both commercial and domestic vehicles (not including any...



16 Reviews

SMITHS FORD

Garage in Birmingham, 33 years of experience

We are fully equipped to carry out all services on all makes and models of car. Our mechanics and servicing staff have been trained to the highest standard and have years of experience in the motor trade. Wh...


12th April 2022

JIMMY, BIRMINGHAM

Land Rover Freelander 2 • Clutch replacement


59 Reviews

Al-Badar Auto Tech

Garage in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I am a qualified Vehicle Technician, I carry out vehicle services, as well as basic mechanical repairs. I also have expertise in Engine/Gearbox work such as head gasket repairs, gearbox assembly and replacem...



25 Reviews

Westbrom Auto Engineering Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

We based in west Bromwich in high Street area we working in this profession for last 15 years we carried out all the minor and major work also we do mot class 4 light vehicles we give good and honest advice ...



99 Reviews

Sham's Autos

Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience

Sham's Autos began in 2002 as a business and through the years has developed a strong customer base and the garage has developed into what now is a 4 ramp workshop which includes an MOT ramp, we employ 4 ful...



57 Reviews

B Autos

Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

Servicing Plug in Diagnostic checks Brakes Mechanical Pre-purchase Inspections



15 Reviews

P W Motors

Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience

I have been in the motor trade industry for 20 years for my family run business up until my father retired after his 40 years In The industry. I carry out all types of mechanical work and diagnostic procedur...



162 Reviews

Bak Vag-Tech

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...



568 Reviews

Cosmic Automotive Engineers

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...



104 Reviews

Rps Garage Services Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Has your car been giving you regular problems? Have you noticed a pipe leaking or engine overheating? Maybe it’s time you got your vehicle serviced. Who better to do it than the experts at R.P.S Garage Servi...



322 Reviews

Vip Auto Repairs

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

I gained my NVQ level 1&2 qualifications through City College Birmingham. Since gaining my qualifications I have always been self employed and initially I contracted for various garages around Birmingham for...



192 Reviews

Aar Servicing And Accident Repair Group

Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

I studied at City College in Birmingham and received my City & Guilds up to level 3 qualifications, after gaining my qualifications I have worked in the family business called AAR Servicing And Accident Repa...



13 Reviews


11 Reviews

Maj Diagnostics

Garage in Birmingham, 25 years of experience

MAJ Diagnostics based in the Nechells area of Birmingham, specialise in vast technical know how of modern vehicle systems, we have worked out many technical solutions to resolve latest vehicle issues such as...


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Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

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.

Can Birmingham garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Birmingham are able to offer collection and delivery for a clutch replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a clutch replacement in Birmingham.

Can Birmingham mobile mechanics do clutch replacement at my home or office?

Typically no, Birmingham mobile mechanics cannot do a clutch replacement at your home or office, because the repair job can be complicated, may need many hours of work depending on the job and may need specialist equipment. However, mobile mechanics may be able to do a clutch inspection at your home or office and then drive the car to a garage if available to conduct a clutch replacement.

How much does a Clutch replacement cost in Birmingham?

The average cost of a Clutch replacement in Birmingham is on average between £402 and £513. Ultimately the cost for a Clutch replacement in Birmingham depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Birmingham. 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 quotes for the top 53 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£560 £734 - £1,199 Get exact price

Asia

£293 £490 - £626 Get exact price

Audi

£550 £721 - £1,183 Get exact price

Austin

£283 £425 - £525 Get exact price

BMW

£415 £552 - £772 Get exact price

Cadillac

£490 £810 - £832 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£364 £467 - £796 Get exact price

Chrysler

£508 £673 - £876 Get exact price

Citroen

£430 £556 - £1,074 Get exact price

Dacia

£450 £759 - £949 Get exact price

Daewoo

£250 £407 - £552 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£429 £605 - £861 Get exact price

Dodge

£470 £557 - £890 Get exact price

DS

£433 £792 - £838 Get exact price

Fiat

£355 £495 - £808 Get exact price

Ford

£449 £577 - £931 Get exact price

Honda

£422 £635 - £875 Get exact price

Hyundai

£322 £422 - £710 Get exact price

Isuzu

£582 £646 - £1,172 Get exact price

Iveco

£518 £771 - £878 Get exact price

Jaguar

£481 £765 - £920 Get exact price

Jeep

£444 £541 - £836 Get exact price

Kia

£367 £449 - £795 Get exact price

Land Rover

£513 £722 - £1,067 Get exact price

LDV

£342 £416 - £617 Get exact price

Lexus

£402 £476 - £761 Get exact price

Lotus

£288 £556 - £556 Get exact price

Maserati

£1,690 £2,257 - £2,371 Get exact price

Mazda

£414 £487 - £900 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£697 £721 - £1,452 Get exact price

MG

£389 £481 - £952 Get exact price

MINI

£467 £744 - £985 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£482 £601 - £1,022 Get exact price

Nissan

£406 £508 - £882 Get exact price

Perodua

£413 £624 - £823 Get exact price

Peugeot

£380 £475 - £948 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£465 £725 - £1,019 Get exact price

Porsche

£689 £845 - £1,350 Get exact price

Proton

£402 £753 - £787 Get exact price

Renault

£535 £788 - £1,199 Get exact price

Rover

£443 £533 - £976 Get exact price

Saab

£567 £804 - £1,030 Get exact price

Sao

£217 £377 - £377 Get exact price

SEAT

£440 £530 - £950 Get exact price

Skoda

£433 £497 - £948 Get exact price

Smart

£496 £616 - £923 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£760 £1,007 - £1,328 Get exact price

Subaru

£544 £734 - £1,072 Get exact price

Suzuki

£350 £428 - £771 Get exact price

Toyota

£412 £519 - £967 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£539 £717 - £1,088 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£461 £590 - £974 Get exact price

Volvo

£572 £810 - £1,108 Get exact price

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  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • 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 in Birmingham

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.

£651.26

Clutch replacement

Vauxhall Insignia
Wednesbury
£382.71

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BMW X3
Birmingham
£321.34

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Ford Focus
Solihull
£385.59

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Honda Jazz
Smethwick