Clutch Replacement in Maidstone

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Top garages for Clutch Replacement in Maidstone (117 found)
MAIDSTONE MOT CENTRE LTD
425 Jobs Completed
Sutton Valence
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business based in Sutton Valence Nr. Maidstone offering servicing, MOT & repair on all makes and models of vehicle providing a cost effective alternat

JR Vehicle Services
684 Jobs Completed
Aylesford
4.7 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs. We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasona

Protyre Maidstone
638 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.2 / 5

Shane and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s and commercial vehicles fr

Malling Repair Services
518 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

Malling Repair Services were established in 1982. We offer a wide range of services to suit all your motoring needs - air con re-gas and service, full or intermediate ser

SA Auto Services Ltd
8 Job Completed
Maidstone
4.0 / 5

Elite Garages Maidstone
261 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

An Tyres & Company
351 Jobs Completed
Kent
4.5 / 5

We are glad that you took the time out to know more about us. We are AN Tyres, and we are the most popular auto garage in and around Maidstone. We started small in 201

Formula One Autocentres - Chatham
588 Jobs Completed
Chatham
3.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

autotrend motor services limited
366 Jobs Completed
CHATHAM
4.6 / 5

Autotrend Motor Services offers Car & Light Commercial Repairs, MOT Testing (Class 4 and Class 7), Welding, Air Conditioning, Servicing, Clutches, Tracking and Diagno

Mach 1 Automotive LTD
239 Jobs Completed
Chatham
4.9 / 5

We are a small family run business and 100% committed to customer satisfaction. We aim to provide a personal and high-quality service. We will back up all our work with a

Vehicle Mobile Solutions / VMS Customs Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
CHATHAM
5.0 / 5

Based in Chatham VMS have experience in carrying out all manor work on cars and vans. We have high cusotmer retention working on private vehicles and for a wide range

Oakley Car & Classic Ltd.
434 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Oakley Car and Classic Ltd. We have a shared passion to give you, the motorist, the best possible levels of service and customer care. Having acquired an ex

Smith Vehicle Services
387 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.4 / 5

Mobile mechanic based in the Medway towns. Covering all of Medway, Maidstone, Swale & surrounding areas. 9 years experience working on all vehicles to a high level w

Claremont Motors - Staplehurst
59 Jobs Completed
Staplehurst
4.5 / 5

We are proud to be part of thriving local communities with our Garages in Staplehurst,dartford & Welling. We know how important reputation and trust are when it comes

SM Mobile Mechanics
164 Jobs Completed
ROCHESTER
4.6 / 5

At SM Mobile Mechanic we are fully insured mobile mechanics, making your motoring needs simple and convenient. We offer a wide range of services including; servicing, bra

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Clutch Replacement in Maidstone
Frequently asked questions
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How much is a Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone bookings

4.55

73 reviews

How much does Clutch Replacement cost in Maidstone?

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 Maidstone for Clutch Replacement on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Clutch Replacement Cost by Car Make in Maidstone
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£542.49
Vauxhall£698.90
Peugeot£463.66
Volkswagen£587.83
Citroen£619.52
Nissan£552.78
MINI£634.44
Toyota£635.59
Renault£745.00
Audi£758.73
BMW£518.25
Volvo£677.04
Mercedes£936.41

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/03/2024 and 24/06/2024.

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 18,064 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive clutch replacement deals for you.
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