Clutch and Transmission

You can look at the transmission and clutch as your vehicles running gear, and it is this which converts your engine’s power to something which can drive the wheels. It comes in two varieties, there is auto-transmission where all you have is your gas pedal and your brake pedal. This can be ideal if you are stuck in traffic around San Diego because you aren’t continually changing gear.

A stick shift, on the other hand, is much more fun to drive, and many motorists love this way of driving. Both types though at some point in time can need clutch auto repair, and when it is time, there are a few signs or symptoms you can encounter which are listed here:

  • The clutch slips when towing or going uphill
  • Your vehicle shudders while you’re driving at any speed
  • A burning smell emanates from under the hood
  • A stick shift can be hard to move into, or out of gear
  • Transmission fluids look and smell funny

San Diego Clutch and Transmission Checks

Clutches and transmission are heavy duty components on vehicles and are built to take a lot of work. However, something as simple as the driving style can aid in speeding up the time before your vehicle needs a clutch repair.

A driver who rests there foot on the clutch pedal can cause the inner workings to spin and rub against each other. It is something simple, but this quickly leads to a clutch slipping. There is also dropping down too many gears at a time. This places massive amounts of stress on the entire transmission system.

For heavy-duty vehicles, and this can include RV’s and vehicles which tow quite often. Mobile Mechanic of San Diego recommends having one of our highly skilled mobile transmission technicians to give your vehicles running gear the once over.

Unless you know how to check, or you spot the symptoms above.  A clutch can carry on working to the point of sudden failure. Looking from the other side, any transmission repair on your vehicle will reduce strain on your clutch.

San Diego Clutch and Transmission Repair Costs

Clutch replacement cost is one of the largest things searched on the internet, this shows how many motorists have waited too long or missed having their vehicle checked. It might not prevent any repairs, but it can minimize the cost. A good example being a clutch place being replaced rather than an entire clutch replacement.

Any work our mechanics perform is fully explained because clutch and transmission work involves removing some significant parts from underneath the vehicle to gain access. This is one of the reasons our grease monkeys in San Diego will recommend motorists have their transmission and clutch checked as soon as they think they have a problem.

Even low fluid levels can throw up symptoms, so eliminating every possible thing can see if a vehicle is in need of what could amount to a costly repair.