Welcome to Duke Street Motors, your premier destination for clutch replacement and repair services in Loughborough. With a team of experienced specialists, we are here to help diagnose any issues with your vehicle’s clutch system and get you back on the road quickly & efficiently.
We only replace with high-quality clutches that carry a 2-year parts guarantee and 1-year labour guarantee, with unlimited mileage (Excluding Taxis, Driving Schools, and Commercial Vehicles – contact us for prices).
Before we dive into pricing, timing and the process itself let’s dive into the sights that indicate the need for such a service.
What are some signs that you need a clutch replacement or repair?
Signs of a clutch that needs repair or replacement are:
- Slipping in gear while accelerating – If your gears feel like they shift into neutral while you’re driving
- Unusual noises when shifting – hearing grinding noises when you shift the gears is a sign of worn-out clutch components
- Difficulty shifting into gear – having trouble getting your vehicle into gear
- Difficulty shifting gears (especially rear gear) – being hard to shift from one gear to the next
- Strange noises when engaging the clutch – hearing a squealing noise when you depress the clutch pedal
- Unusual smells coming from the engine bay – burning odours when shifting gears is a sign of a problematic (or an overheating) clutch
- We may also recommend a pressure test to measure the amount of pressure required for your clutch system to engage and disengage properly.
If you came to our garage here in Loughborough, and the diagnosis confirms that your vehicle requires a new clutch, we’ll get started with the replacement. We use original parts only, ensuring your vehicle is running at peak performance.
How long does it take to get your car back on the road?
It generally takes between a couple of hours to a whole day of labour work, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. We will provide an estimate of the time it will take for us to complete the service prior to beginning work – based on the make and model.
How much to fit a new clutch?
Fitting a new clutch is a complex process and the cost depends on the make and model of your car as well as any additional parts that may be needed. It could also depend on whether you need the repair done urgently or not. Generally, if you require the repair to be done ASAP, it will cost more than if you plan it in advance with more time to find prices that fit your time and budget.
The labour involved in fitting a new clutch can vary depending on make and model, but typically ranges between a couple of hours to a whole day, as mentioned above. Once labour has been accounted for, component costs should also be considered in the calculation. Prices could vary widely depending on the manufacturer and grade of component too!
What is the overall process from diagnosing to replacing a clutch?
To fit a new clutch, the vehicle must first be inspected to determine what type of clutch is required. The technician will then inspect the components such as flywheels and pressure plates for wear and tear, as well as look for signs of contamination (which could cause premature wear or damage). In some cases, additional parts may need to be replaced – such as bearings or release forks – before the new clutch can be fitted.
Once these checks are complete & all necessary components are sourced, fitting can begin. This process involves:
- replacing any worn or damaged parts
- disconnecting the drive train from the engine
- removing old components and installing new ones
- re-aligning components
- connecting them to the engine
- checking operation
- ensuring everything works smoothly
- refilling fluids
- reinstalling any covers
- re-connecting any electrical systems
- refitting exhaust system components if necessary
- finally doing a test drive after all these steps have been completed.
At the end of this complex clutch repair or replacement process, your vehicle will be back up and running smoothly – ready for you to hit the road. To ensure your vehicle performs optimally for a longer period of time, we always recommend taking proper care of it – that includes regular servicing and maintenance checks.
With all that said, we understand that dealing with a faulty clutch can be tiring and stressful. If you sense that might be the case with your vehicle, come down to our garage. We will do all we can to get your car back on the road as soon as possible while working with genuine parts from trusted suppliers only! All repairs come with a warranty and if anything goes wrong due to our workmanship, we’ll fix it free of charge. Book your vehicle for a diagnosis and save the worry.