Whether your automobile is automatic or manual transmission you have a clutch. This clutch is what connects your transmission to the engine, allowing both to function fully and in correspondence to the others status. Your clutch is also one of the most used parts of your automobile and is one of the most likely to eventually wear out. In older car models the standard for clutches was typically around 50,000 miles minimum. This number could be as low as 35,000 if the vehicle is hauling heavy materials. If you have an older automobile it is advisable you get the clutch checked once you pass the 50,000 mile mark (80,467km).
On newer models the expected life has nearly doubled in most automobiles. Many last up to 80,000 miles (128,750km) to 100,000 miles (160,930km) before the clutch begins to need work and even go beyond that without needing a total replacement if given the proper care. After this standard is met it is advisable to have your clutch checked and if your automobile's clutch feels wrong, is rubbing, or squeaks when used it is time to get it changed regardless of kilometers.
While you could possibly change the clutch yourself the labor is increasingly difficult for someone without much experience. In almost all models the drive shaft will need to be removed and the transmission will need to be disassembled to get to it. A hoist among other tools are usually required to support the automobile and ensure the job is done right.
Spare yourself the headache of obtaining all necessary tools and parts and bring your automobile into Glenford Transmission Services. We have the experience, certification, and resources necessary to ensure your clutch adjustment or repair is done right the first time.
For more information on our clutch repair service, please call or stop by Glenford Transmission Services in Barrie, Ontario.