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Recent Clutch Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Leicester


151 Reviews

ONYX AUTO CARE LTD

Garage in Leicester, 10 years of experience

ONYX AUTO CARE are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop cover...



18 Reviews

S And A Autoss Ltd

Garage in Leicester, 4 years of experience

We are Based at Clarendone Business Par in Leicester just 5 minutes drive from the city centre. We operate a 2 ramp workshop. Our team of 4 skilled Mechanics have many years experience in a wide variety of r...



168 Reviews

Vigilant Systems

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 30 years of experience

I began my career Zimbabwe as a motor mechanic and spent around 6 years here before coming across to the UK. I have worked for Jaguar and Aston Martin among others and contracted to different franchised deal...



568 Reviews

Cosmic Automotive Engineers

Garage serving Leicester, 10 years of experience

I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...



46 Reviews

The Motor Medics (Midlands) Ltd

Garage serving Leicester, 14 years of experience

At The Motor Medics we value your time as much as your custom - that's why we offer a completely free collection and delivery service when you book an MOT, service or repair with us. We understand that peopl...



387 Reviews

Mobile Vehicle Servicing

Garage serving Leicester, 23 years of experience

I have 23 years of experience in the mechanics industry. After leaving the Royal Engineers I started my mobile mechanic business, originally in Derby. After 7 years, I decided to move to Australia. While t...



30 Reviews

C M Autos

Garage serving Leicester, 30 years of experience

I first qualified as a mechanic back in the 80s working for different people i now have a fully functioning work shop if you wish please view my facebook page cm autos for customer feedback



68 Reviews

Carillon Services

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 19 years of experience

I began my car repair experience in a Peugeot main dealer. I spent three and a half year there and then two years Renault main dealership. I then worked on a variety of cars in backstreet garages and built m...



16 Reviews

VIOREL MECHANIC

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 5 years of experience

I have 5 years' experience working on cars. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much more. if the repair is small we can come o...



40 Reviews

ASA Automotive

Garage serving Leicester, 11 years of experience

I have 11 years' experience working on cars. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much more. We have a garage that you can bring...


24th September 2022

LORRAINE, LOUGHBOROUGH

Ford Fiesta • Clutch replacement


135 Reviews

FR Diagnostics

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 20 years of experience

20 Years experience as a vehicle technician covering all aspects of vehicle repairs and Electrical diagnostics with dealership experience and Hybrid level 3 qualified Control unit programming also carried...



94 Reviews

Rh Autos

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 28 years of experience

I began by completing my apprenticeship at a Vauxhall dealership in Grantham and attained my City & Guilds 1-3 qualifications whilst I was there and subsequently spent 5 years with the business. I worked in...



43 Reviews

Cals Cars

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 12 years of experience

Level 3 motor mechanic with a continuous precision in fault finding and repair, whilst maintaining a positive relationship with customers. Confident in executing tasks and explaining my theories to people o...



21 Reviews

Adam's Mobile Mechanical Services Ltd

Garage serving Leicester, 10 years of experience

I began my career working with my father in his London Fleet Services business in for 4 years working both in the garage and on the mobile arm of the business. I moved to work with Elite Fleet Maintenance f...


9th October 2017

SIMON, Rutland

Honda Civic • Clutch replacement


59 Reviews

Mida's Autos

Garage serving Leicester, 10 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years in both a full-time and part-time capacity. I have independent garage experience for a large part of my career. In 2017 I set-up my own business trading as Mida's ...


Want to learn more about Clutch replacements in Leicester?

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 Leicester garages offer home collection and delivery for clutch replacement?

Yes, many garages in Leicester 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 Leicester.

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

Typically no, Leicester 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.

How much does a Clutch replacement cost in Leicester?

The average cost of a Clutch replacement in Leicester is on average between £405 and £518. Ultimately the cost for a Clutch replacement in Leicester depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Leicester. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Concentric slave cylinder (CSC), Clutch release bearing, Gearbox oil (top-up), Clutch plate, cover & release bearing/CSC and/or Clutch plate & cover. We have quotes for the top 53 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£565 £745 - £1,213 Get exact price

Asia

£297 £499 - £635 Get exact price

Audi

£555 £731 - £1,199 Get exact price

Austin

£285 £430 - £532 Get exact price

BMW

£418 £559 - £780 Get exact price

Cadillac

£495 £820 - £842 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£367 £475 - £805 Get exact price

Chrysler

£511 £679 - £884 Get exact price

Citroen

£435 £564 - £1,091 Get exact price

Dacia

£456 £771 - £964 Get exact price

Daewoo

£253 £415 - £560 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£433 £614 - £872 Get exact price

Dodge

£473 £561 - £900 Get exact price

DS

£439 £805 - £850 Get exact price

Fiat

£359 £502 - £820 Get exact price

Ford

£453 £584 - £941 Get exact price

Honda

£426 £644 - £887 Get exact price

Hyundai

£325 £427 - £719 Get exact price

Isuzu

£586 £653 - £1,183 Get exact price

Iveco

£522 £779 - £887 Get exact price

Jaguar

£486 £776 - £932 Get exact price

Jeep

£447 £546 - £844 Get exact price

Kia

£370 £456 - £805 Get exact price

Land Rover

£518 £732 - £1,082 Get exact price

LDV

£344 £420 - £623 Get exact price

Lexus

£405 £481 - £767 Get exact price

Lotus

£292 £565 - £565 Get exact price

Maserati

£1,695 £2,268 - £2,384 Get exact price

Mazda

£417 £493 - £911 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£702 £728 - £1,468 Get exact price

MG

£394 £488 - £966 Get exact price

MINI

£473 £756 - £999 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£486 £609 - £1,034 Get exact price

Nissan

£410 £515 - £893 Get exact price

Perodua

£417 £633 - £834 Get exact price

Peugeot

£384 £482 - £962 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£471 £735 - £1,035 Get exact price

Porsche

£694 £855 - £1,364 Get exact price

Proton

£407 £766 - £800 Get exact price

Renault

£541 £800 - £1,217 Get exact price

Rover

£447 £540 - £987 Get exact price

Saab

£571 £813 - £1,041 Get exact price

Sao

£219 £382 - £382 Get exact price

SEAT

£443 £537 - £961 Get exact price

Skoda

£437 £503 - £960 Get exact price

Smart

£499 £622 - £932 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£764 £1,017 - £1,339 Get exact price

Subaru

£548 £743 - £1,084 Get exact price

Suzuki

£353 £434 - £780 Get exact price

Toyota

£416 £527 - £981 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£544 £727 - £1,100 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£465 £598 - £986 Get exact price

Volvo

£577 £821 - £1,121 Get exact price

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  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a clutch replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Clutch replacement quotes in Leicester

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.

£258.06

Clutch replacement

Kia Picanto
Leicester
£356.28

Clutch replacement

Honda Jazz
Leicester
£632.46

Clutch replacement

Audi A4
Leicester
£415.21

Clutch replacement

Vauxhall Zafira
Wigston