The current average clutch replacement cost across the UK is £454.55, according to research done on the hundreds of thousands of clutch jobs posted to WhoCanFixMyCar.com in 2020.
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Clutch problems are common for UK drivers and having them repaired or replaced can be a costly expense.
Who Can Fix My Car sends thousands of estimates for clutch repair and replacement to drivers each month, meaning we are able to build a clear picture of average pricing for specific models and locations.
By April 2020 we’ve provided just under 1 millions quotes for clutch repair and replacement to drivers across the UK.
Firstly, we’ll take a look at how ten major UK cities compare when it comes to the average cost of clutch replacement, before showing you which car brands have the highest and lowest costs for the same type of repair. We’ll also compare them to prices from 2016 to see how they’ve changed.
Average Clutch Replacement cost across the UK in 2020
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Unsurprisingly, London is on average the most expensive city on our list to have a clutch replaced. While the likes of Newcastle and Liverpool are over £50 cheaper than the capital!
Remember that these are all the average prices of clutch replacement in each of these locations. If you want an exact price for your specific car make and model, you should get bespoke quotes from local garages by using WhoCanFixMyCar for free.
Interestingly, clutch replacement costs less now in Cardiff than it did in 2016. However, Cardiff is still our 2nd most expensive location for a clutch replacement!
Clutch Replacement Cost by Car Make/Brand in 2020
As well as revealing the average cost of clutch replacement in ten of the biggest UK cities, we have also dug into our data to show which car brands are the most expensive when it comes to clutch replacement.
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As demonstrated above, the premium brands carry significantly higher clutch replacement costs. Whereas the less expensive cars have much lower replacement costs.
The figures on display in the table above represent an average cost for each brand. If you would like an exact estimate for the specific issue your car has, whatever the problem may be, you can get free bespoke quotes from garages near you by using WhoCanFixMyCar.com!
Before we move onto comparing the cost of clutch replacement for car brands, here are five signs that indicate your clutch needs replacing.
What are the signs of a clutch needing replacement?
A clear sign that you need a new clutch is if the clutch pedal feels spongy to press down. This will most likely be the result of a worn down clutch and you should get quotes from local garages to have the problem seen to as soon as possible.
If you detect a burning smell while driving, stop immediately. This may be a result of a number of problems, one of which could be the clutch in your car. Friction is naturally created within the clutch when you change gears. However, when the part is worn or damaged, heat builds up to create a burning smell. When you take your car to a local garage as a result of this issue, make sure to mention the smell as this will help the mechanic to diagnose the problem much quicker.
Difficulty changing gears
If you are having problems changing gears, this will be one of the clearest signs that your car requires a clutch replacement. The clutch will have worn down and will be struggling to engage each time you try to move up or down a gear. If you notice this problem at an early stage, you may not have to pay for an entire clutch replacement. You may just need a small clutch repair carried out. This job will most likely be significantly cheaper than a full replacement.
Higher biting point
As your clutch degrades over time, the biting point will generally get higher and higher. This is another clear sign that your car needs its clutch replacing as the part will be struggling to connect and engage.
You may think that it would be difficult to see clutch damage as the part is buried deep within your car’s engine. However, many models allow access by removing the inspection cover of the bell housing. A clear sign of clutch damage is the presence of a fine black dust.