Clutch Repair and Services in Alma and Mount Pleasant, MI
A lot of people assume that the clutch is only the pedal that is positioned to the left of the brake in your vehicle. That is not entirely false, but there's more to it than just that.
How a Clutch Works
The majority of drivers assume that the purpose of the clutch is just to put the car in neutral gear. However, it does a little more than that, the main purpose of the clutch is to disengage the transmission from the drivetrain.
While the engine is on, it is designed to be constantly spinning. If the engine is not spinning, it would stop running and would eventually shut down. This motion is transferred to the drive shaft by the transmission and, in turn, to the wheels. However, you don't want the transmission or wheels to be spinning all the time. The main purpose of the clutch is to disengage the transmission from the motor in order for you to shift gears without grinding.
Clutch Service & Clutch Replacement
Over time, the clutch is worn out through use, but its repair is not a difficult maintenance work order in comparison to the more expensive and complicated transmission repair. In some cases, you may have to replace the entire clutch, because the clutch disc has been worn out completely. Other common problems include a leak in the hydraulics, air bubbles formed in the hydraulic line and stretched cable controls.
Is Your Clutch Acting Up?
If you suspect that there's something wrong with your car's clutch, the best thing to do is to bring your vehicle to Alma Tire Service in Alma, Mount Pleasant, or one of our additional locations in Michigan, where our certified technicians will run a diagnostic test in order to pinpoint the exact cause for concern.
Give us a call today on (989) 463-4088 or visit us at 1210 East Superior St., Alma, MI, 48801 to schedule an appointment in Alma! For Mount Pleasant, please feel free to contact us on (989) 773-5626 or visit us at 120 South Fancher St., Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858 to schedule an appointment!