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Clutch need changing?

Here are four signs to lookout for.

clutch system

The clutch is an essential part of your vehicle’s gearbox, it’s the first stage of the transmission system.


Recognising when your it’s is at the end of its life is difficult without the right knowledge.

We would like to point out some of the signs to look for.

Burning smell

When you change gear you may notice a burning smell, which could be an indication that your clutch is slipping.

Slipping is particularly common due to the wear that naturally occurs between the disc and the flywheel.


You may notice a rattling sound when the clutch is not in use, with the sound increasing as the peddle is engages.

Getting in gear

When changing gear it should be smooth and take like effort, however, when your clutch is on its way out, the change may not be as easy.

Spongy feeling .

Many of us drive every single day so fault finding at an early stage could be easier than you think.

If your clutch peddle feels spongy then this is just one sign that you are due for a replacement.


Have you noticed any of these signs?

If so it maybe a good to contact your local garage S H Bodyworks has located in Basildon minutes away from the A13 & A127, we offer a free check to diagnose if your clutch is in need of replacing we offer a no obligation quote on any repairs that need to be carried out.

If you would like to find out more then please contact us on.

Tel: 01268 816045


Or via our booking form found on our website

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