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253 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hitchin, 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

273 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hitchin, 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...

63 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 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...

62 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 20 years of experience

We are a family run business, who pride ourselves on quality and affordability. Sammy Jay has over 20 years experience in cars, busses, trucks, etc. We strive to meet all our customer demands. We offer, serv...

31 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 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, ...

179 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 20 years of experience

We are a small family run business and understand how important it is for you to have a safe vehicle for you to travel to work, school and for personal reasons. We can come to you at home or work at a time ...

12 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 23 years of experience

I began my career Wallsworth Motor Company in Hitchin (Renault specialist) for 6 years & I completed my apprenticeship here. I worked with various garages for a number of years gaining experience before join...

47 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 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...

22 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 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 ...

81 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 14 years of experience

Georgina Service Station has been a family run garage since 1978. We operate a 4 ramp workshop catering for all makes/models & repairs. We are a fully VOSA approved service station for testing of class 4,5 &...

29 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 27 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 27 years. I began at a car sales dealership servicing the fleet of cars there and after this I moved to Vauxhall for 5 years and reached the gold level technician level After Vau...

151 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 20 years of experience

Brought up around cars and vintage machinery from a young age, My interest in Classic cars was apparent early on, After leaving school early I Started off as a apprentice at Paul Marshall Bodyshop in Beccles...

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Garage serving Hitchin, 20 years of experience

Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...

32 Reviews

Garage serving Hitchin, 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...

Want to learn more about Clutch replacements in Hitchin?

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What does a clutch replacement in Hitchin 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 Hitchin?

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 Hitchin garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Hitchin 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 Hitchin.

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

Typically no, Hitchin 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 Hitchin

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£360.09

Clutch replacement

Honda Civic
Hitchin
£560.55

Clutch replacement

Vauxhall Zafira
Hitchin
£508.99

Clutch replacement

MINI Mini
Hitchin
£430.75

Clutch replacement

Ford Mondeo
Hitchin

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