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Maintaining your clutch is the best way to ensure it has a long life. Check out this PDF for a guide on how to make sure your clutch has a long life.
Image by: iqpin via Flickr The clutch in your vehicle is there to allow you to switch gears while the engine is running in order for the tires to move at a more appropriate rate. The clutch locks The clutch is the tire and the present in both engine gears automatic and together to move standard at the same transmission speed, or vehicles, but it’s in separates them so standard they can spin at transmission that different speeds. the driver controls the gear shifts. Image by: Tesla314 via Flickr If you notice that your When sitting in neutral, try not clutch pedal is giving way to put any weight against the too easily or increasingly clutch pedal- even if it doesn’t difficult to push against, feel like it’s engaging, it is. Only you might have a fluid leak have your foot on the clutch or another minor issue. when you’re using it to shift gears. Start your car in a low Try to avoid shifting down gear; first is best, you can when stopping. Instead, rely on sometimes get away with your brakes to reduce your second. speed. If you notice any fluid The best thing you can do for leaking from your vehicle, your clutch is keep it it could be any number of maintained. It will likely need problems, so it’s always replacing after a certain best to get it checked out distance. Keep it on your list of to avoid a costly repair repairs to prioritize like later. windshield repair or break pad replacement. Maintaining your clutch is the best way to ensure it has a long life. Check for fluid leaks, pressure changes and listen for any unusual sounds when engaging the clutch. If any of these arise, it’s best to get it checked by a professional. There’s a chance they’ll be able to repair it and avoid a complete replacement later on.
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