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55 Reviews

MDR Mobile

Garage in Hertfordshire, 13 years of experience

I’m a friendly, experienced mobile mechanic offering a reliable service. With over 13 years previous experience working in established garages I can diagnose, repair & service most makes and models of car...



15 Reviews

DEUTSCHE TECHNIK LTD T/A Hi Q Enfield

Garage in Hertfordshire, 30 years of experience

HiQ Tyre & Autocare Enfield is one of the most local experienced tyre and autocare businesses. We specialise in the supply and fitting of leading tyre brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Cont...



36 Reviews

Refinish Centre

Garage in Hertfordshire, 10 years of experience

Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Shefford specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, established th...



38 Reviews

On The Move Garage

Garage in Hertfordshire, 10 years of experience

Kyle Sagar is sole trader from Buckinghamshire with over 10 years experience in the industry. Fully qualified Audi Technician NVQ level 2 & 3 City & Guilds, IMI Hybrid awareness certification. Kyle has an ex...



776 Reviews

Queensway Autos Repairs Ltd

Garage in Hertfordshire, 30 years of experience

We provide MOT tests, servicing and car repairs on all makes and models in Enfield and surrounding areas. Catering for customers in Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet and Southgate, we offer quality car servicing and...



29 Reviews

White Eagle Motors

Garage in Hertfordshire, 15 years of experience

I have 15 years on working with cars, motorbikes and commercial commercials vehicles. Some of the services I offer include, mobile mechanic service, diagnostic, service, brakes, suspension, exhaust systems, ...



23 Reviews

Alex Motor Repair Ltd

Garage in Hertfordshire, 13 years of experience

Operating in the car and motorcycle maintenance market for over 13 years. We are always looking for the best way to improve our techniques and services to help take care of our customers. Call or message us ...



177 Reviews

Dragos Auto Ltd

Garage in Hertfordshire, 20 years of experience

Mobile and garage-based mechanic covering the Luton area. Fully qualified mechanic with all the relevant diagnostics machines. I come to your door or have ample space in our garage where I and my partner pro...



32 Reviews

Speedy Spanner Ltd

Garage in Hertfordshire, 6 years of experience

At speedy spanner ltd I am a mobile mechanic who aim to provide professional service it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. I am continuously training my self to provide t...



25 Reviews

KHN Services

Garage in Hertfordshire, 5 years of experience

Choose KHN Services and you will experience a level of service you’re probably not used to. Friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We are able to offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, tran...



22 Reviews

Collect Service Go

Garage in Hertfordshire, 7 years of experience

Collect Service Go has been operating since March 2016 and specialises in Servicing and MOT’s along with many other services ranging from repairs, diagnostics, brakes, tyres and more. Our fully qualified ...



303 Reviews

Shane Thomas

Mobile mechanic in Hertfordshire, 9 years of experience

3 years at AVS where I started my mechanics as an apprentice, mastering general repairs and servicing on a wide range of vehicles , 2 years as a fast fitter in car giant. Perfecting replacing brakes, tyres ...



134 Reviews

Catlin Motor Services

Garage in Hertfordshire, 19 years of experience

Catlin Motor Services is a home-run workshop catering for all your mechanical needs. Confident mechanic with 12+ years experience. We strive on delivering a professional, honest and reliable service to a...



35 Reviews

Atech Autos

Garage in Hertfordshire, 17 years of experience

Currently have 17 years experience, starting out my apprenticeship at Bridge Automotive Academy for 3 years. I then moved into a local independent garage where I learnt the trade and gained experience. After...


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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 Hertfordshire garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire.

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

Typically no, Hertfordshire 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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Recent Clutch replacement quotes in Hertfordshire

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.

£313.89

Clutch replacement

Fiat 500
Knebworth
£458.07

Clutch replacement

Peugeot 208
Waltham Cross
£596.08

Clutch replacement

Mazda Mazda6
North Finchley
£538.73

Clutch replacement

Vauxhall Astra
Luton