Flywheel & Clutch – Do They Need To Be Replaced At The Same Time? "On a manual transmission vehicle, the clutch and flywheel are the two main components responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the transmission. If either one fails, the car will not be driveable. Recognize when each component is failing or [...]
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What Is The Lifespan Of Your Clutch? “Clutches wear out. In fact, it's common for a clutch to be replaced before a car reaches the end of its lifespan. That's because clutches experience a certain amount of wear and tear in the normal course of use. Predicting how long a clutch will last, however, is [...]
Transmission Warning Signs – The 10 Common Transmission Warning Signs “Finding out what is wrong with your vehicle is a difficult task, usually best left to an expert, however, there are warning signs and indications that anyone should notice that something is wrong. If you pick up something is wrong, it is best to get [...]
Pressure Plate Malfunction – What Are The Symptoms? “In manual transmission vehicles, the clutch assembly plays a huge role in engine functioning. A car with a malfunctioning clutch assembly will encounter serious symptoms and will be difficult to drive. When signs of clutch failure occur, the problem can be due to any number of issues [...]
How To Drive In Slow Moving Traffic “Driving in slow moving city traffic can be quite a workout session. City driving puts lots of stresses on a driver as he has to constantly be mindful of his environment and frequently keep making adjustments to his driving style. Most cars are all manual transmission variants, with [...]
Friction Clutch Disc and Pressure Plate – Signs That They Are Bad “Serving as the connection between the engine and the transmission, the clutch assembly in a manual transmission withstands extreme pressures and stress on a continual basis. With a clutch's lifespan averaging 140,000 kilometres, problems are relatively rare. However, factors such as driving habits, [...]
Clutch Pressure Plate – When Should You Repair or Replace Your Clutch Pressure Plate? “What Does The Clutch Pressure Plate Do? The clutch pressure plate is an important part of your manual vehicle’s clutch system. It is a heavy metal plate that is controlled by springs and a lever. Its main purpose is to apply [...]
Clutch Guide – Manual Transmission Clutch Guide “So, you own a car with three pedals under the steering wheel. While manually-shifted cars have become nearly obsolete, many gearheads prefer to row gears as opposed to just “letting it happen” in that magical slushbox called an automatic transmission. There are few things more fun than dropping [...]
What Causes Stiff Gear Shift? Few things can be as frustrating as driving and trying to change gears and finding your gear shift sticky or stiff. Why does this happen? We discuss the causes of stiff gear shift. What Causes Stiff Gear Shift? “The Clutch Systems The clutch system of a vehicle is responsible for [...]
Vehicle Maintenance South Africa – 7 Essential Checks “For many motorists, filling up with petrol or diesel, and having the fuel attendant check their oil level is as far as they go in terms of regular vehicle maintenance. Do you know how to spot an oil leak? Do you know how to check your oil [...]