Master Automotive Centers will get you shifting into gear.
Shifting GearsMore than just the third pedal next to your brake, clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars help start and shift your vehicle smoothly. Any driver knows the importance of shifting gears to achieve higher speeds in their vehicle, if your clutch is not working properly you could be damaging other systems in your car, truck or SUV. Let Master Automotive Centers know anytime you are experiencing issues with your clutch and we can quickly diagnose the problem and provide you with a solution.
Clutch 101Do you know what a clutch is? If you do, chances are you have a manual transmission in your vehicle. If you have an automatic transmission and there is an issue, you simply have a transmission problem and it’s all the same to you. It is different for drivers with a manual transmission. You get a feel for your clutch and you can tell when it starts to get worn, if it sticks, slips, or if it becomes increasingly difficult to switch gears. When any of these instances occur, your clutch may need to be repaired or replaced.
How The Clutch WorksThe clutch disengages the transmission from the drive train. The transmission transfers motion to the drive shaft, which transfers motion to your wheels. The most important job of the clutch is to disengage the transmission from the motor so gears can quietly shift. The engine of your vehicle is designed to be constantly spinning while on. If it wasn’t spinning, it couldn’t continue to run and would shut down. Your transmission transfers that motion to the drive shaft and, in turn, to the wheels. But you don’t always want your wheels or your transmission to be spinning. The most important job of the clutch is to disengage the transmission from the motor so you can shift gears without grinding.