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How to Tell If My Clutch Is Going Bad

How to Tell If My Clutch Is Going Bad

Like your brakes, it is easy to tell when your clutch is giving out. An aging clutch will make your vehicle a lot harder to handle, and you may notice your pedals "sticking" and other troubling signs. Most drivers should know that a clutch doesn't last the entire lifespan of a car. Instead, it needs to be replaced every 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles (give or take). Below are some signs that indicate your clutch is failing: Weird Sounds When Pressing Down Pressing down on the clutch pedal should be a silent driving task. If you hear unsettling noises or catch weird smells from your clutch, it's time to take your vehicle to a trusted auto repair shop. Your tech will likely need to adjust, repair, or replace your clutch. Trouble Shifting Gears  Troubles changing gears can be frightening. If you hear a grinding sound arising when attempting to drive, it means the power transfer between the engine and the transmission is incomplete. Considering the clutch is respon ... read more

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