How does a clutch work?

Although the term ‘clutch’ is normally related to manual transmission autos, the clutch exists in automated cars too. A clutch is needed in order to stop your vehicle (stop the wheels from turning) without killing your engine. The clutch allows your car to efficiently engage a rotating engine to a non-spinning transmission by taking care of the slippage in between them.

Nowadays, clutches can last for about 80,000 miles in common driving conditions. Clutches on cars that typically lug big tons, however, can wear out much faster.

How do I know if my car requires clutch repair work?

Some signs of a broken or damaged clutch consist of:

  • Odd sounds when the clutch pedal is pushed.

If you hear a grinding sound when you press your clutch pedal, this shows the clutch is malfunctioning or there is a reduced quantity of fluid in your car.

  • The clutch feels soft while pushing.

Because the clutch set up is hefty, some stress is required to push the clutch pedal. If it is easier than normal to press the clutch pedal, there is an issue with your clutch.

  • The clutch seems like it’s sliding.

If the clutch quits working even when the pedal is pressed completely, there is a problem. You may observe that the engine RPM is climbing up, but the vehicle is not going faster. If you keep pressing the clutch with no result, the other elements of your engine can overheat, creating more severe problems.

  • The clutch pedal really feels hard.

If the pedal feels hard and you also have a difficult time changing gears, there is likely a problem with your vehicle’s hydraulic system.

If you are experiencing problems with your clutch, it is best to bring your vehicle to a specialist that can run an evaluation test to effectively signal you what the issue with your vehicle is. If you live in Auburn or surrounding locations, you can bring your vehicle to Auburn Euro Motors.

Your Trusted Shop for Clutch Repair

Look no further than Auburn Euro Motors in Auburn to fulfill all your auto repair needs. Our technicians have decades of combined experience and can take care of your vehicle, any model and any make. We are dedicated to providing top-notch customer experience and will make sure any issues with your clutch are fixed as soon as possible. Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  • We offer a 36 month/36,000 mile nation wide Parts and Labor warranty on most repairs.
  • We offer courtesy rides and loaner cars (by appointment) after drop off hours to fit your busy schedule.
  • Every item you request gets our complete attention. You deal directly with the owner, or our knowledgeable Service Advisor, at every phase of the estimate or repair, and nothing gets lost in translation. 


Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Auburn Euro Motors today! You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 530-268-1870.


For honest and efficient clutch repairs in Auburn, CA, turn to the capable team at Auburn Euro Motors. “Life’s too short to drive boring cars.”

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