Oct 1, 2019
Your clutch assembly is a vital element of your car.
Your engine is constantly rotating, but your car wheels don’t; so in order to change gears/ take off, you need an element that will disconnect the wheels from the engine for a car to stop without destroying your engine.
The clutch assembly allows you to smoothly engage the rotating engine to the non-spinning transmission while also controlling the spillage between them.
Your clutch assembly is made up of several different components that all fit in together and help you change your gear and take off in your car. These components are called:
Another vital component to ensuring that your engine and clutch are rotating at the same time is called a flywheel, which can be found beside your engine.
When you press down on your clutch pedal, the clutch cable or hydraulic piston will push down on the clutch fork, which in turn presses the bearing onto the middle of the diaphragm spring.
This causes the diaphragm spring to pull the pressure away from the clutch plate which disconnects the clutch from the flywheel and engine.
Thus, allowing you to change gears.
There is no exact distance in which you need to get a clutch assembly replacement; it really depends on not only the make, model and year of your car but also how you drive.
Some of your bad driving habits could accelerate the wear and tear of your clutch assembly, meaning you will need to get it replaced sooner than you thought.
Here at MyCarNeedsA.com we have carried out some research and searched into our database, and found out that the average cost for a clutch assembly replacement in the UK is £508.12