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How to Know If You Need Clutch Repair

The clutch in your vehicle is a lever that allows for shifting various gears by stopping the spinning of the transmission. A failing or faulty clutch will result in the inability to change from gear to gear, meaning your car won't be able to get you from place to place. If you regard any of the following warning signs in your automobile, you must pay a visit to your trusted professional auto repair shop. The techs at Auto Clinic Care can give you proper diagnostic and repair suggestions. Here are the top three signs that you need clutch repairs:


#1: Slipping Gears

If your car's transmission slips out of gear or jumps or jerks forward when you shift gears, then it's pretty evident that there's something wrong with your vehicle. Slipping gears are commonly caused by a clutch plate that has been worn down and needs replacement. However, there is also a chance that you may have an oil leak that is dripping onto the clutch plate. Regardless of which scenario, you should have it inspected by a certified mechanic. 


#2: Sticky Clutch

If you experience difficulty pushing the clutch down or if it gets stuck when pressed down, then there is likely an issue with the hydraulic pressure within the clutch. Our expert team can make adjustments to see if it's repairable. However, if there is a leakage, we may have to replace the clutch linkage. In some cases, we may also need to replace your clutch plate.


#3: Burning Scent

While a burning smell usually indicates an issue caused by constant driving in slow-moving traffic, it may also mean that your vehicle needs a clutch adjustment, especially if you see smoke following the burning odor.


To prevent damages to your transmission, you must tend to clutch problems as soon as they arise. For clutch repair, make an appointment with our expert team at Auto Clinic Care by calling (301) 945-7198 or visit our shop in Rockville, MD. 

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