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88 Reviews

Vectis Garage

Garage in the Isle Of Wight, 32 years of experience

I started up with a youth training team and learned there for a couple years until I moved on and went to work for a local independent garage. Stayed there for about 4 years and then went on to a better oppo...



14 Reviews

Mykal Marshall

Mobile mechanic serving the Isle Of Wight, 15 years of experience

11 years in a specialist garage 5 years as a roadside technician for the AA. I have worked on all types of motor vehicle from electric, bikes, hgv, diesels and petrol. I am very technically minded and i...



473 Reviews

Renato Caetano

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 20 years of experience

I began my career as a mechanic when I was 17 years old in Portugal. When I was 22 years old I set-up my own garage in for around 7 years before moving to the UK in 2007. I worked in various garages in order...



97 Reviews

A R Autos

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 13 years of experience

Antony - Mechanic for 13 years - MOT tester - Main dealership certificated As a master technician - Trained in technical diagnostic equipment. And electrical diagnostics Our aim is to give you the best...



32 Reviews

Mapro Tuning Ltd

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, years of experience

Based in Portsmouth we have 2 units 1 offering full mechanical and servicing and the other offering in house custom ecu remapping , we have a 4ton lift in unit 6 and a 1500bhp rolling road in unit 7 , we are...



474 Reviews

Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 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...



123 Reviews

RTS Repairs

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 13 years of experience

Three years' work experience within a family run garage and ten years' work experience as a freelance Mobile Mechanic in Fareham and surrounding areas.



47 Reviews

Renovo Automotive Ltd

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 14 years of experience

Previous main dealer experience within Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Skoda, and VW. Also within the independent sector. All makes and models are welcome! Outside of the dealer networks, we are able to have a far larg...



89 Reviews

Lc Diagnostic & Repair

Garage serving the Isle Of Wight, 11 years of experience

I began my career with Cross Autos in Southampton and spent all of my career there to date and that was for around 11 years. In 2016 I set-up my own mobile mechanic business called LC Diagnostic & Repair. Th...


25th November 2017
“They did a great job on time at short notice”

JIM, Southampton

Mitsubishi ASX • Full Service

Want to learn more about Clutch replacements in the Isle Of Wight?

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-critcal 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 replacment is causing a burning smell, is that normal?

A new clutch requires some time to "break it" 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.

What is a Dual Mass Flywheel or DMF?

A flywheel is connected to the clutch. A dual mass flywheel is a type of flywheel that uses two masses connected by a spring. The two masses rotate at different speeds, which allows for smoother operation and reduced vibration.

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Recent Clutch replacement quotes in the Isle Of Wight

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£683.05

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Peugeot Boxer
Lymington
£304.09

Clutch replacement

Mazda MX-5
Freshwater
£537.91

Clutch replacement

MINI Mini Clubman
East Cowes
£519.35

Clutch replacement

Renault Megane
Ryde