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Recent Clutch Replacement Mechanic Reviews in East Wales


26 Reviews

Pascoe Group LTD T/A Gwent M.O.T Station

Garage in East Wales, 8 years of experience

Having worked within the motor industry for 7+ years, I now work at a Class 4 Mot Centre that provides top quality Servicing, Car Repairs, Car MOT's, Welding, Exhaust, Brakes, Cam Belts, Clutch Replacement, ...



22 Reviews

Evs Service Centre

Garage in East Wales, 10 years of experience

Evs service centre is part of the evs group we have been in business 10 years and rapidly growing , we run a big operation in car sales , commercial vehicle sales , vehicle logistics, vehicle body shop , an...


26th August 2022

JONATHAN, BLACKWOOD

BMW 1 Series • Clutch replacement


10 Reviews

KA Fleet

Garage in East Wales, 11 years of experience

11 years experience of Maintenance and Repairs of motor Vehicles


20th August 2022

TIFFANY, RHONDDA CYNON TAF

Kia Sorento • Clutch replacement


62 Reviews

All Star Auto

Garage in East Wales, 15 years of experience

I have got 15 years experience spread across main dealers such as Ford ( 6 years), Mercedes (7years), Aston Martin (2years). I have decided to go out on my own. All work is carried out to the highest dealers...



1 Reviews

Millards Automotive

Garage in East Wales, 11 years of experience

Millard’s automotive. Located in Ebbw vale, NP236NL Tyres, servicing and all types of repairs Car and van tyres budget to premium tyres. All tyres available to order.



6 Reviews

Pascoe Group Ltd

Garage in East Wales, 15 years of experience

Imi registered professional Fully qualified and insured Over 15 years in the motor trade with Vauxhall, landrover , Volkswagen. Mobile service covering wales and some of England class 4 mot station we ...



49 Reviews

Marshfield Motors Ltd

Garage in East Wales, 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...



173 Reviews

Euro Testing Centre Ltd

Garage in East Wales, 4 years of experience

Capital MOT & Service Centre are a local, highly reliable garage offering MOT tests, services and a complete range of car maintenance repairs.All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s and large goods vehicle...


23rd January 2022

NEIL, NEW TREDEGAR

Suzuki Swift • Clutch replacement


3 Reviews

Bmwhiz

Garage in East Wales, 11 years of experience

Hi, My name is Craig and I am a BMW specialist. I have 10 years experience working at a BMW dealership, I am currently a recognised BMW senior technician. I have a vast amount of experience finding and f...


5th September 2021

LEE, SOUTH GLAMORGAN

MINI Mini • Clutch replacement


58 Reviews

Dinapoli Motor Services

Garage in East Wales, 17 years of experience

Having worked in main dealers for 17 years I gained a high level of skill and customer service. Having reached the level of master technician it was time to work for myself. I pride myself on delivering a h...



7 Reviews

Sld Auto Repairs

Garage in East Wales, 25 years of experience

Our fully equiped workshop allows us to carry out a full range of servicing, maintenance and performance modifications in-house. Staffed by enthusiastic and fully qualified technicians trained to the highest...



529 Reviews

Avs Servicing

Garage serving East Wales, 25 years of experience

AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...



193 Reviews

SMR & Cure A Car

Garage serving East Wales, 20 years of experience

The majority of my experience has come from working for main dealers and learnt many skills through this route. I have worked for Saab, Ford, Citroen, Renault and most recently Vauxhall. I was there for 6 y...



4 Reviews

Parc Limited

Garage serving East Wales, 25 years of experience

Parc Limited has been operating for around 19 years and counting which people may recognise as Pontypool Accident Repair Centre. We operate a 10 bay workshop catering for all makes/models & repairs. MOT's fo...



347 Reviews

WESGATE AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED

Garage serving East Wales, 21 years of experience

We offer a completely mobile service, in which we can travel to your home or place of work and repair or remap your vehicle. We are partnered with one of the leading map writing teams in the country, with a ...


Want to learn more about Clutch replacements in East Wales?

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 East Wales garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in East Wales 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 East Wales.

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

Typically no, East Wales 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 East Wales

Recent Clutch replacement quotes in East Wales

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.

£462.87

Clutch replacement

Volkswagen Touran
Llangollen
£414.74

Clutch replacement

Honda Civic
Blackwood
£383.13

Clutch replacement

Citroen C3
Pontyclun
£470.28

Clutch replacement

Volkswagen Passat
Denbigh