A clutch is a mechanical device which provides for the transmission of power (and therefore usually motion) from one component (the driving member) to another (the driven member). The opposite component of the clutch is the brake. If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you may be surprised to find out that it has more than one clutch. Additionally, vehicles with automatic transmission cars have clutches, too.
In a car, you need a clutch because the engine spins all the time, but the car's wheels do not. In order for a car to stop without killing the engine, the wheels need to be disconnected from the engine somehow. The clutch allows us to smoothly engage a spinning engine to a non-spinning transmission by controlling the slippage between them. A clutch works because of friction between a clutch plate and a flywheel.
Clutches are prone to routine beatings and need to be checked and maintained on a regular basis. Clutch parts wear at different rates depending on the rider’s style and riding conditions. If a driver tends to “ride the clutch” or “burn the clutch” while driving, the clutch will need to be replaced sooner than normal.
Need service, repair, or maintenance on your clutch? Whatever the need, our staff at Robert’s Auto Repair will be happy to take care of your vehicle so that it may safely take care of you. We proudly serve the engine, mechanical and auto body needs of people who live and work in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Salinas, Corral De Tierra, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Prunedale, Castroville, Moss Landing, Big Sur, and North Monterey County.
Call 831-373-1534, or schedule an appointment with Robert’s Auto Repair. Located off of Del Monte Avenue right by Highway 1 near the boarder of Seaside and Monterey, we welcome you to stop by our shop at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. If you have any questions about your auto's performance or maintenance, don’t be shy about asking our friendly staff for assistance.