The clutch is a mechanical device found between the engine and the transmission. It transmits torque from the rotating engine to the transmission. The clutch is used to smoothly deliver power from the engine enabling controlled movement of the vehicle. We are your clutch repair experts in Utica, NY!
Although clutches are mostly associated with manual cars, automatic cars have clutches, although they use it differently. They use a torque converter instead of a manual clutch to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. There are also some automatics with dual-clutch systems in place of a torque converter.
Depending on the make, model, and year of the vehicle the clutch’s lifespan varies anywhere from 50,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The lifespan of the clutch is further dependent on your driving habits.To identify possible clutch problems, we always advise car owners to be vigilant of noises and clutch pedal behaviors while on the road. Signs that your clutch is on the verge of failure include:
- Clutch pedal noises when engaging and disengaging
- Grinding when shifting gears
- Difficulty in engaging clutch pedal
- A soft or spongy clutch pedal
Clutch repair in Utica, NY, has been a service we have offered for years. Our ASE-certified mechanics understand the importance of the clutch in the vehicle, and we are dedicated to resolving all of your clutch issues to keep you on the road. For manual transmissions, the clutch is among the hardest working components on the vehicle with every start, stop, and gear change and our professionals are qualified to perform clutch replacements when necessary.
Clutch repair in Utica, NY, is always a hassle-free affair if you let our experts take care of your vehicle needs. Give Oriskany Garage a call or schedule an appointment online today – we are waiting to help with your car’s clutch!