Clutch Replacement Cost Guide

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How Much Does A Clutch Replacement Cost in the UK?

If your car's clutch is slipping, chattering, or not engaging the way it should, it may need to be repaired or replaced. If experiencing clutch problems the first step is usually checking the clutch cable or clutch fluid level. More serious clutch problems may require replacing the clutch plate, pressure plate, or concentric slave cylinder/ throw-out bearing. A qualified mechanic will be able to diagnose and repair your clutch problem.

How much does it cost to replace a clutch?

The average cost of replacing a clutch is £400, with prices ranging from £250 to £600. Depending on the size of the engine and the type of transmission, i.e. semi-automatic or manual transmission, the price can vary hence the exact price of a clutch replacement depends largely on your car and the parts your car's manufacturer recommends. The labour costs of the local area will also be a factor in the final cost to replace a clutch. Other costs to consider include gearbox oil and other small parts (if required) which may add on between £20 – £80 to the final cost.

Depending on whether you need the dual mass flywheel replaced, this can be an additional cost that’s added to the total cost of replacing the clutch. A flywheel replacement quote on ClickMechanic will automatically include a clutch replacement as well.

Average cost of a clutch replacement by location

LocationAverage Cost

A clutch replacement can be quite expensive and is also one of the more complicated and lengthy repairs on a vehicle with manual transmission. To avoid having car owners overpaying and get a fair price for a clutch replacement instead, we use real time data of thousands of car makes and model data, local labour prices for clutch repairs and replacements and clutch part prices to provide an instant fair quote. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an instant price for a clutch replacement for your car.

Average cost of a clutch replacement by manufacturer

Car MakeAverage Cost
Land Rover£768

Signs your clutch needs to be replaced

Difficulty shifting gears

If the clutch is not working properly, it can be difficult to change gears. The clutch may not engage correctly, which can make it hard to shift into the next gear.

Grinding or shaking when shifting gears

There is grinding or shaking when shifting gears when a clutch becomes faulty because the clutch is not engaging properly. This can be caused by a number of things, including a faulty clutch cable or hydraulic system, a problem with the clutch itself, or a problem with the transmission.

Burning smell

This burning smell is caused when the clutch is “slipping”. ​​This can happen if the clutch is not properly adjusted, or if the clutch is worn out. If the clutch is slipping, it will cause the engine to rev up without the vehicle moving forward. This can cause the clutch to overheat and start to burn.

Car won't move when in gear

When the engine is running and the gears are engaged, but the wheels don't turn, then you've almost certainly got a clutch problem.

Frequently asked questions about clutch replacement cost

What does a clutch do?

A clutch is a device in a vehicle that is used to engage and disengage two shafts that are connected by gears. It is typically used in manual transmission and allows the driver to control the amount of torque that is transferred to the wheels.

What does a clutch kit consist of?

A clutch kit contains all the necessary components to replace a vehicle's clutch. This typically includes the pressure plate, clutch disc, throw-out bearing or concentric slave cylinder, pilot bearing, and alignment tool.

How to extend the life of a clutch?

Some tips that may help extend the life of a clutch include:
- Avoiding sudden or hard acceleration
- Avoiding riding the clutch pedal
- Putting the vehicle into gear as smoothly as possible
- Having the clutch checked and adjusted regularly by a qualified mechanic