Top Mechanics For Clutch Replacement & Repairs in Brighton
Garage in Brighton, 40 years of experience
Whether it is vehicle servicing, MOT testing or diagnostics that you need, you can rely on the expertise found at A J Robertson Limited. We're respected MOT and car servicing specialists based in Hove and...
ADAM, East Sussex • 28th October 2021
Honda Jazz • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 35 years of experience
Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.
MARIE, HOVE BN3 3AE • 5th October 2022
Toyota Yaris • Clutch replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 28 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...
Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 22 years of experience
I have over 22 years experience in the industry as well as 17 years in the main dealer. Essex Fleet Care uses fully qualified and certified technicians to ensure our workmanship remains the best quality as p...
Garage serving Brighton, 40 years of experience
Following years of successful trading in the Chailey and Newick area, we have finally taken the steps towards a new and exciting challenge in a larger, better equipped premises in Hurstpierpoint town centre....
PATRICK, PLUMPTON • 28th August 2021
Mitsubishi L200 • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 7 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at John Deere before moving to the National College of Motorsport. I have worked for top professional racing teams running cars in f3, British touring car and endurance racing. ...
COLIN, Newhaven • 3rd November 2019
Ford Transit Connect • Clutch replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 12 years of experience
I'm a fully qualified mechanic in a family ran business with the top of the range equipment and knowledge with over 12 years experience, I cover all makes and models over a 30 miles radius
ANTHONY, HAYWARDS HEATH • 16th May 2022
Peugeot 207 • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 53 years of experience
The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...
ANDREW, SEAFORD • 14th January 2021
Nissan Note • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 14 years of experience
Adsin Limited – Your car repair specialist. We provide professional car servicing, repairs, diagnostics, body repair and MOT testing to all makes and models – with a focus on friendly and skilled service tha...
MARK, WORTHING, • 24th March 2023
Garage serving Brighton, 25 years of experience
DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...
ABBIE, SUSSEX • 18th January 2020
Kia Pro ceed • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 16 years of experience
I joined the army in 2002 as a tank driver. I carried out my level 1 and 2 NVQ in motor mechanics where I worked on all different types of vehicles from tanks car’s, Land Rover, lorry’s and tractors. When I ...
On time arrived and he changed my Volkswagen Golf MK5 clutch.
Now working well.
Thanks again Liam”
HIDIR, STORRINGTON • 26th August 2020
Volkswagen Golf • Clutch replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 15 years of experience
I started my automotive career when I left school in Hungary in the 1990's. I then went to college and studied automotive technical engineering. Following this I worked at a local independent garage for 5 ye...
Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 7 years of experience
When J&H Automotive was founded, we set out to provide the highest quality service with being convenient, affordable and able to offer our services throughout West Sussex and surrounding areas. Whether your ...
JAMES, PULBOROUGH • 23rd February 2022
Volkswagen Polo • Clutch replacement
Garage serving Brighton, 13 years of experience
I began my career at South Downs College and gained my NVQ levels 1&2 and soon after I started I set-up my own business in 2004 trading as Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic. The business covers all makes/mo...
Garage serving Brighton, 18 years of experience
CJ Wright the owner of Wrights has over 15 years experience specialising in large vehicle mechanics and electronics and all our mechanics have similar experience in the industry. We specialize in the main...
Frequently asked questions about clutch replacement & repairs in Brighton
Read our answers to questions about clutch replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a clutch replacement in Brighton 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
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 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.
How much does it cost to fix a clutch cable in Brighton?
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.
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.
Can Brighton garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?
Yes, many garages in Brighton 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 Brighton.
Can Brighton mobile mechanics do clutch replacement at my home or office?
Typically no, Brighton 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.
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Mechanics in and around Brighton
- Beeson Motorcycle Ltd, St Leonard’s On Sea
- Carma Autocare, St Leonards On Sea
- Coastal Car Tec, St. Leonards On Sea
- D W Autos, Robertsbridge
- Dpf Uk, Bexhill-On-Sea
- Eastbourne Motor Care Mobile, Eastbourne
- Mbc Vehicle Solutions, Bexhill
- Scants Motor Services Ltd, Bexhill On Sea
- Tyres Direct, Polegate
There were issues with synching the clutch after replacing it and they spent many hours longer than originally planned to get it fixed at no extra cost.”