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32 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 13 years of experience

I am the owner of a MOT and repair garage and I have been a level 3 fully qualified mechanic for 13 years. I am also a fully trained MOT Tester and level 3 qualified in Electric and hybrid vehicles.

152 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 21 years of experience

Feb 2018-Present: Mercedes-Benz Sparshatts, Commercials, Sittingbourne, Kent - Light Commercial Vehicle / Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Geoff Fisher Transport Ltd - HGV Technician. No...

5 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 8 years of experience

Sevenoaks Auto Village Ltd is a reputable mechanical garage that offers a comprehensive range of automotive services to meet all your vehicle maintenance and repair needs. Their skilled and experienced team ...

64 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 20 years of experience

I started my automotive repair career 15 years ago working in an independent garage. From here I then went onto work for a number of independent garages for a number of years largely specialising in MOT test...

109 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 15 years of experience

I'm a mobile mechanic with wide range of experience with diagnostic , repair , electrical and electronics in automotive industry with 15 years of experience.

6 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 20 years of experience

Priding ourselves on our transparency and knowledge, we are able to offer each and every customer a tailored, stress free experience. Our love for the industry and generational knowledge allows us t...

5 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience

We specialise on European cars BMW Audi VW Porsche Bentley Lamborghini Mercedes Range Rovers we have over 10 year expirees on car repairing and accident repairing. We work with all insurance comp...

99 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 12 years of experience

I began my career with DCS Mobile in Medway, Kent where I worked about 7 years gaining great mechanical experience. In 2016 I set-up my own business trading as JAK Vehicle Repairs Ltd. JAK Vehicle Repair...

9 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 12 years of experience

Local business based by Gravesend, always happy to help all my customers to the best of my ability. 12 years of experience so far!

31 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 38 years of experience

Hi, my name is Adrian and I am a fully qualified Master Technician who has been working in the motor industry for the last 36 years. I come from a main dealer background and have previously worked in Renaul...

8 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 8 years of experience

I pride myself on providing great quality repairs and good value for money. After training up and working in a independent garage for over 8 years, I decided to take the leap and start on my own and became a...

1 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience

My name is Graham I have been into cars since I was 13 years old. Started as a hobby but since then I worked in local independent garages where I have gained my professional experience. Then lead me to start...

8 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 15 years of experience

CAR AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SERVICE AND REPAIR MotorTeck has the equipment and expertise to repair and maintain your motor vehicle. Our emphasis is on transparency and professionalism. We pride ourse...

8 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 5 years of experience

Previously we were working in the health care sector whilst working part time repairing, servicing and recovering vehicles. Now, with our fully functioning workshop we repair, maintain and recover vehicles o...

Frequently asked questions about clutch replacement & repairs in Kent

Read our answers to questions about clutch replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a clutch replacement in Kent 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 Kent?

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 Kent garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Kent 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 Kent.

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

Typically no, Kent 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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