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Clutch Replacement in Exeter

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We work with over 15,144 garages so if you are noticing clutch wear (such as a slipping clutch or a heavy clutch pedal) whatever you drive, our Exeter transmission specialists and garages are ready to quote for your repair.

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Top garages for Clutch Replacement in Exeter (48 found)
Marsh Tyres & Autos
93 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with unbeatable prices on tyres, call now for the best all in price.

You've tried the rest, Now try the BEST!!!

MECA Car Services
155 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO HELP OUR NHS AND POLICE, AS WELL AS OTHER KEY WORKERS AND CUSTOMER EMERGENCIES.

STRICT SAFE-WORKING PRACTICES ARE IN FORCE TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING PROCEDURE.

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Exeter's only lady owned, award winning garage, offers repairs, servicing and MOTs to all makes and models of cars and light commercials, including motor-homes and 4x4s.

Located near the A30/M5 Exeter services on the Sowton Industrial Estate, we are an independent garage and member of the Institute of Motoring, Good Garage Scheme, Retail Motor Industry, and the AA Select Garage Programme.

We can offer our customers a free courtesy car or van (subject to availability), or a collection/delivery service if within the immediate business estate area.

Interest free payment plans available.

Imperial Cars - Exeter
54 Jobs Completed
Exter
5.0 / 5

Imperial Cars Exeter Has been providing servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models since 2017. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customers have an experience like no other. We are dedicated to looking after our customers before and after they leave our site. We have 8 service ramps on site so we can cater for all customers in the area that need repairs.

T&R Car Services located Unit 17, City Industrial Estate, Haven Road Exeter EX2 8DD
10 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.0 / 5

We are local, independent garage offering vehicle maintenance, MOT tests, repairs, diagnostics, tyres sales and much more.
We are a friendly team committed to 100% customer satisfaction and pride ourselves on personal attention and honest expertise.

Palmers Garage.
8 Jobs Completed
Exmouth
5.0 / 5

Independent Exmouth Garage and Ford Specialists.

Palmers Garage are an Independent workshop offering a truly personal service to the Exmouth community and further afield.

With vehicle servicing, mots, diagnostics, tyres, exhausts and general mechanical repairs our expert team are always on hand to offer sound advice whatever your needs.

Services include;
- Car Servicing
- MOT Testing
- Engine diagnostics
- General repairs
- New and lease vehicle servicing


Transparent policy and keeping you in the loop. Here at Palmers Garage we run a totally open service, our prices are highly competitive and are transparent, we retain old parts for customers to view and explain reasons for their failure, we will offer you options where possible and our advice and will always be in your best interests.

We will always keep you informed at every stage, no matter what your car is in for, we keep you in the loop!

If there are unexpected problems we will always inform you before we do any additional work so there are no unexpected surprises when you collect your vehicle.

Mobile Mechanic Bohdan
3 Job Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic who has been serving the local community 25 years

Adams Auto Ltd
12 Job Completed
Exmouth
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

Our fantastic team of mechanics has a wealth of skills and knowledge in addition to the latest dealership level of diagnostic equipment and software for German models. Established in 1982, our aim has always been to ensure every customer leaves 100% satisfied with the service they have been provided. We offer a range of repairs and services from clutch replacements to key programming, always maintaining the same level of quality workmanship and customer service.

All our parts are sourced from well-recognised suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5-mile radius. If you wish to go about your day to day activities, ask a member of staff about our courtesy car service.

Foxhayes Garage
Member since 05 April 2019
Exeter

Established in 1981 based in Exeter, Foxhayes garage is a family owned and run business and between our team of highly trained technicians/mechanics have over 100 years of combined experience working on motor vehicles of all makes and models.

We have all of the latest diagnostic equipment and up to date modern vehicle ramps, so we are well equipped to pinpoint diagnose and then repair any issues your vehicle may have. We also offer specialty carbon cleaning which can have several benefits for your vehicle including improved exhaust emissions, improved engine efficiency, significantly improved compression, prolonged engine life and increased performance, improved mpg, cut emissions and more.

All labour and parts we provide will also be covered by a 12-month warranty to give you peace of mind. We look forward to hearing from you and for more information on the full range of services we provide please visit our website: WWW.FOXHAYESCARSALES.CO.UK

Servo Engineering
Member since 06 January 2016
Exeter

Our Automotive Division supports all makes and models of automotive vehicles, we service, repair, refurbish, MOT, safety check and plate, we also have a body shop for any bodywork and paint jobs you require. We also have a 24Hr recovery service for the Exeter area so our customers don't have to be stranded.

Bristol Street Motors - Exeter
Member since 21 July 2017
EXETER

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

Marsh (Exeter)
Member since 27 March 2017
Exeter

Marsh KIA is a family owned multi franchised group serving Devon/Cornwall and Taunton. Richard Marsh our Managing Director has been involved within the motoring industry for over 25 years with a life time passion for both cars and motorcycles. Our two Kia dealerships are both ideally located to serve a majority of the South West. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with the best possible professional service that they expect and deserve. All of our staff are trained to highest degree are a more than happy to go further than the industry mile to make your purchase, service or after service enquiry a pleasurable one.

R & R Motors
Member since 15 August 2019
Exmouth

Established in 1982, R&R Motors provide fast and efficient car and van repairs, servicing and MOT testing across Exmouth and the surrounding areas. Our team of highly skilled mechanics are able to maintain all makes and models of cars. We are also able to cater for vans and commercial vehicles up to five tonnes in weight. With two specialist Class 4 and 7 testing bays, we also offer fast and flexible MOT testing services. We look forward to hearing from you!

ATS Euromaster Exeter
Member since 12 August 2017
Exeter

Here at ATS Euromaster in Exeter you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices.



We stock well known tyre brands to suit all budgets and offer fast-fit services such as MOT, servicing and oil, wheel alignment, batteries, brakes, air con regas, exhausts and much more.



Celebrating 50 years in tyre and vehicle maintenance we pride ourselves on delivering quality service and reliable, straight forward advice.



With free wifi, tea, coffee and magazines we aim to make your visit an enjoyable one and to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

DG Autos
Member since 21 January 2015
Exeter

Founded 2015.

M&D Motors LTD
Member since 15 August 2019
Exmouth

M & D Autocare is a well-established garage offering all the services you need to keep your car in excellent working condition. We have a team of experienced and highly trained car mechanics who are dedicated to providing repairs and servicing of vehicles of all makes and models. Bring your car to our garage in Exmouth for engine reconditioning, gearbox repairs, steering and suspension repairs and cylinder head repairs.

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Clutch Replacement in Exeter
Frequently asked questions
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How much is a Exeter Clutch Replacement?

A clutch is a sophisticated component containing friction plates and, sometimes, a dual-mass flywheel, for smooth running. The replacement process can be quite lengthy, depending on make and model. Our average Clutch Replacement in Exeter is £350 to £400.
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What is the Clutch Replacement Procedure

There are a number of steps to be taken when replacing a clutch, and accessing the clutch housing can often take significant time in itself. Once the old clutch has been removed, the crankshaft is cleaned. the flywheel should then be positioned at the top of the flange and the bolts tightened. Next, the clutch disk and the clutch pressure plate are installed, followed by a new release bearing and the release fork. Next, the clutch is realigned with the engine. The clutch and bell housing are reinstalled, followed by replacing all components removed to make room. Finally the clutch cable is replaced or adjusted as necessary.
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Can Exeter garages collect the car from my home?

Yes. If your car isn't driveable because the clutch is too worn (or for another reason), garages in Exeter can generally collect your car to repair it, at little or no extra cost.
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Is Clutch Replacement covered by warranty?

This is a tricky area. If you have a warranty - when you bought the car, or taken out separately - it's important to check the small print. It is often the case that a warranty covering the clutch will cover any form of major 'mechanical failure' but not wear to the friction plates themselves. In short: make sure to check the terms of your warranty carefully.
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How can I prolong the life of my clutch?

Once you've had your new clutch fitted, you'll want to ensure it lasts as long as possible. A couple of pointers: when you're at rest in your car, make sure to put the car in neutral, and take your foot away from the clutch completely. Even lightly resting your foot on the clutch can increase wear. When you change gear, make sure to do so smoothly, without over-revving the engine. Finally, once you've changed gear, remove your foot completely from the clutch pedal - make sure not to 'ride' the clutch after a gearchange.

Average rating for  Clutch Replacement in Exeter bookings

5.00

12 reviews

How much does Clutch Replacement cost in Exeter?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Clutch Replacement is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Exeter for Clutch Replacement on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Clutch Replacement Cost by Car Make in Exeter
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£400.40
Vauxhall£506.24
Peugeot£440.44
Renault£514.42
Citroen£452.62
Volkswagen£419.48
MINI£471.50
Nissan£497.08
Volvo£471.54
Toyota£432.25
Audi£428.38
BMW£464.92

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/04/2020 and 08/07/2020.

Clutch Replacement Explained

Clutch replacement is one of the most common repairs carried out by mechanics in the UK as the nature of the part means it will naturally degrade over time, regardless of how much care you take or precautions you put in place.

The rate of degradation will alter from car model to car model as each are designed differently with some cars having significantly superior parts.

However, the way somebody drives a car is a huge factor in how a clutch performs. We will go onto this in more detail further down the guide and will demonstrate what you should be doing to elongate the lifespan of your clutch.

What is a clutch?

The Clutch is the part of your car engine which is responsible for engaging and disengaging the power transmission.

It’s a vital part of an engine and is essentially there to connect two parts of the system that can’t make a car move unless they're connected. Clutches engage and disengage two rotating shafts which then allow your car to move.

When you press the clutch down and move your car into gear, you are connecting the two shafts and transitioning from one gear to the next.

Its an essential function which allows a car to move through gears effectively and efficiently.

Automatic cars have an in-built clutch which takes over the control of this interchange, this means that the car itself decides what gear you should be in depending on the driving conditions regardless of the driver.

What are the signs of a damaged clutch on a ?

There are a variety of signs to look out for when it comes to an underperforming clutch as the performance of your car will be noticeably effected as well as your ability to change gears.

Here are the most common issues which will be caused by a damaged clutch.

    Slipping Clutch

    Slipping is one of the most common clutch issues and can cause a drop in performance, as well as damage, if not diagnosed in time.

    The things you need to watch out for are;

  • Your car struggles to move forward while moving at a low speed in a high gear.
  • Your car struggles to get up hills in a high gear
  • Your car struggles to accelerate or finds it difficult to tow a trailer
  • The problem with a slipping clutch is that it will only get worse as time goes on. Slippage increases the heat generated in between the two shafts and the hotter this area becomes the less able it is to maintain its grip, therefore increasing the slippage. The greater the slippage the greater the heat generated.

    So it’s clear to see that this is an issue that will only get worse if left without attention.

    Clutch Chatter

    Chattering occurs when the clutch is being used and a grabbing or jerking can be felt in the vehicle.

    This problem is caused by the following internal clutch issues;

  • A warped or grooved flywheel
  • Missing flywheel dowel pins
  • A worn piolet bearing/bushing
  • A worn bearing retainer
  • Worn or damaged clutch disc or input shaft splines
  • Bent or broken drive straps
  • A bent or distorted clutch disc
  • A loose clutch cover
  • Clutch linings becoming covered in oil grease or getting burned or glazed
  • Chatter can also be caused by other faults in the engine;
  • Loose/broken engine or transmission mounts
  • Misalignment of the chassis and drivetrain components
  • Worn or damaged U-joints/CV joints
  • A loose transmission cross member
  • A worn or bent release fork
  • A loose rear left spring brushing or spring U-bolt nuts
  • Clutch Noise

    If you are hearing strange noises like growls or squeals, this can be another sign of a problem with a clutch, as vibrations within the part would cause such sounds.

    If you hear any strange noises coming from your car, have it looked at immediately as a fault with your clutch could cause serious danger while you are driving.

    How long will clutch replacement take on my ?

    Replacing a clutch can take as little as a few hours or as longs as a few days depending on the car and garage.

    Many cars will have easy access to the clutch and so replacing the part will be straightforward however others will be more complex and will need other parts removing before the mechanic can get to the clutch.

    How much will a new clutch cost for my ?

    Once more, a new clutch will cost different amounts depending on the car. You could be paying £250 or £600 from car to car or garage to garage, that is why it is so important to get a range of quotes from garages in your local area.

    Fortunately replacing a clutch is one of the most common repair jobs carried out by mechanics in the UK which means you will be able to find a range of quotes from garages in your local area as it will be a job they are all well practiced in completing.

    Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we simplified the process.

    We work with a network of over 15,144 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive clutch replacement deals for you.

    To find the best clutch replacement available in your region;

    1. Enter your car registration number
    2. Give us a few details about your and your requirements
    3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

    You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best clutch replacement deal in your area, before booking the clutch replacement online.

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