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The clutch forms a vital component of your car. Without a clutch, you wouldn’t be able to change between gears, or come to a stop without stalling your vehicle. In the latest blog post, Griffin Autos discusses the common signs that you need a clutch replacement, helping to keep you safe on the road.

What is a clutch made up of?

The clutch is made of several components, including:

The clutch plate
Pressure plate
Flywheel

How Long Does a Clutch Last?

There is no set time frame that your clutch will last for, but you’ll typically find that the clutch will last between 50 and 100,000 miles, some, however, will last a lot longer.

One of the biggest factors that can contribute to the wear of the clutch is your driving style. A lot of stop-start driving may wear the clutch out quicker. To ensure the lifespan of all components in your vehicle, it’s necessary to have regular servicing carried out whilst keeping on top of general maintenance.

The Signs

If you need a new clutch, you’re likely to begin noticing some of these signs:

Difficulty in changing gear
Noticing a squeaking or grumbling noise when the clutch is pressed
The ability to rev the engine with no noticeable acceleration
A loose, spongy, sticking or vibrating clutch pedal

It is important to remember that some vehicle issues may have little to no warning signs. Even if you have self-diagnosed the issue with your car and don’t believe it to be a problem, you may find that leaving the issue results in further problems.

Here at Griffin Autos, our specially trained team are fully trained to spot issues with your clutch and all other components of your car. If you are concerned that there may be a fault with your car, we welcome you to contact our trusted team. Please call today on 01525 402896 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.