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Recent Clutch Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Bristol


30 Reviews

Nation Auto Mechanics Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 20 years of experience

Stockwood Lane Garage has been operating for over 20 years. In 2016 Keith Malik took the helm and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. We operate a 4 ramp workshop including an MOT ramp f...



39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...



369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...



35 Reviews

D&S Autos Bristol Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 22 years of experience

D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd have been in operation for 20 years and counting! We service the local Bristol area. At D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd, our experts will provide you with top quality vehicle servicing to...



46 Reviews

Carcraft

Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience

Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...



158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 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...



23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...



13 Reviews

S&l Auto's

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 16 years of experience

I began my career with a VW/Audi specialist in Redland (Bristol) called Karley Kars where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for just over 4 years. I moved to work with Bristol Audi for ...



22 Reviews

The Mot Station

Garage in Bristol, 10 years of experience

The MOT Station has been around for 10 years but has had a name change but still offers the same great service and is ran by Simon Trotman, The MOT Station offers full workshop facilities with a 3 ramp work...



78 Reviews

Akb

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...



32 Reviews

Chris Palmer Auto Services Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 30 years of experience

Chris Palmer Motor Sport has been operating for over 20 years and although we are Subaru specialists we work on all makes/models & repairs. The team are all fully qualified up to City & Guilds Level 3 for yo...


13th January 2017

STEPHEN, Bristol

Peugeot 207 • Clutch replacement


50 Reviews

JS Racing & Servicing

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 8 years of experience

I qualified as a mechanic 20 years ago. I have worked on a wide range of makes of vehicles both in the Czech Republic and the UK. I specialise in VAG vehicles (VW, Audi and Skoda), though I can repair almos...



347 Reviews

Dwmechanics

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 21 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...



50 Reviews

Marshfield Motors Ltd

Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience

Marshfield Motors is quality auto repair service and MOT Testing station in a beautiful location Marshfield which is in middle of Newport and Cardiff. We are serving our local community and surrounding areas...



76 Reviews

Spinning Wheel Auto

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 28 years of experience

I began my career with a local garage when I left school in 1988 and in 1994 I moved to Australia and worked in a European specialist car garage for a few years before moving to work with Lamborghini for 8...


Want to learn more about Clutch replacements in Bristol?

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 Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol 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 Bristol.

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

Typically no, Bristol 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 Bristol?

The average cost of a Clutch replacement in Bristol is on average between £409 and £527. Ultimately the cost for a Clutch replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol. 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

£575 £765 - £1,241 Get exact price

Asia

£303 £516 - £652 Get exact price

Audi

£565 £749 - £1,228 Get exact price

Austin

£290 £439 - £545 Get exact price

BMW

£423 £571 - £795 Get exact price

Cadillac

£502 £839 - £861 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£374 £489 - £822 Get exact price

Chrysler

£517 £692 - £898 Get exact price

Citroen

£445 £581 - £1,123 Get exact price

Dacia

£466 £794 - £992 Get exact price

Daewoo

£259 £429 - £575 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£440 £630 - £891 Get exact price

Dodge

£478 £570 - £917 Get exact price

DS

£448 £829 - £875 Get exact price

Fiat

£367 £517 - £842 Get exact price

Ford

£460 £599 - £962 Get exact price

Honda

£434 £662 - £910 Get exact price

Hyundai

£331 £439 - £737 Get exact price

Isuzu

£593 £666 - £1,203 Get exact price

Iveco

£529 £796 - £903 Get exact price

Jaguar

£495 £798 - £954 Get exact price

Jeep

£452 £557 - £859 Get exact price

Kia

£376 £467 - £823 Get exact price

Land Rover

£527 £750 - £1,109 Get exact price

LDV

£348 £427 - £633 Get exact price

Lexus

£409 £491 - £779 Get exact price

Lotus

£299 £582 - £582 Get exact price

Maserati

£1,704 £2,291 - £2,408 Get exact price

Mazda

£424 £505 - £931 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£710 £740 - £1,496 Get exact price

MG

£402 £502 - £993 Get exact price

MINI

£483 £779 - £1,027 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£494 £623 - £1,057 Get exact price

Nissan

£417 £528 - £914 Get exact price

Perodua

£425 £651 - £853 Get exact price

Peugeot

£393 £496 - £990 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£481 £755 - £1,067 Get exact price

Porsche

£703 £872 - £1,390 Get exact price

Proton

£416 £789 - £823 Get exact price

Renault

£553 £824 - £1,250 Get exact price

Rover

£455 £554 - £1,010 Get exact price

Saab

£579 £832 - £1,061 Get exact price

Sao

£223 £392 - £392 Get exact price

SEAT

£450 £550 - £982 Get exact price

Skoda

£444 £514 - £981 Get exact price

Smart

£505 £634 - £949 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£773 £1,038 - £1,361 Get exact price

Subaru

£557 £761 - £1,107 Get exact price

Suzuki

£359 £445 - £799 Get exact price

Toyota

£424 £542 - £1,006 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£552 £744 - £1,125 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£473 £612 - £1,008 Get exact price

Volvo

£586 £841 - £1,146 Get exact price

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  • 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 Bristol

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.

£409.59

Clutch replacement

Honda Civic
Bristol
£344.18

Clutch replacement

Ford Fiesta
Bristol
£372.79

Clutch replacement

Suzuki Alto
Bristol
£353.16

Clutch replacement

SEAT Leon
Bristol