The Basics Behind Clutch Replacement Services at Michigan Auto and Tire

The engine still turns on while the car is running. The transmission links to the engine and provides power to the wheels, but this relation can not be continuous, because a vehicle is not always on the move. The clutch is used in a manual transmission for engaging and disengaging both the transmission and engine. Two shafts control the clutch: one shaft connects to the transmission and the other connects to the engine. Clutches use friction to hold the motor attached to the coupling. A pressure plate pushes against a flywheel when the clutch is engaged, and joins the transmission to the engine. A clutch in a manual transmission allows the engine to continue to turn, even when the vehicle is stopped. For a car with a manual transmission, switching between gears is made possible by using the clutch.

Why Should You Have Clutch Replacement Services Performed at Michigan Auto and Tire ?

The pressure plate pushes against a flywheel each time you press down on the clutch, connects the transmission to the engine and allows gears to be adjusted. Over time, the friction that follows this repeated movement wears down the clutch, the pressure plate, the flywheel and the gears and bearings. Vehicle owners with manual transmissions should also make good use of their clutch and keep up with clutch maintenance. A clutch test can help extend your clutch’s life. If the clutch of your vehicle ever fails, the transmission cannot shift power from the engine to the wheels.

 

We proudly service the Clutch Replacement needs of customers in Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA, and surrounding areas.