Monterey Collision & Auto Repair

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What is a clutch?


Accelerating and decelerating should be a smooth, uneventful process. If you feel your car shifting hard, be sure to bring it to the auto mechanics at CARSTAR Robert's Collision and Repair in Monterey, your one-stop repair shop. Catching your shifting issues early can save you a lot of money and be as easy as an adjustment.


Some folks say a clutch is the foot pedal to the left of your brake on the floor of your manual transmission vehicle. Yes, they are half right, the far-left foot pedal is the actual switch which activated the clutch assembly. However, the location of the clutch itself is in your transmission. Does your automatic have a clutch? The answer is yes. An automatic transmission does have a clutch in addition to having sensors automating the activation process, so no foot pedal is needed when driving.


There are five main parts in your clutch that, together, work to sync your engine and wheels, allowing your engine to rev at full speed while your wheels come to a stop.

The five main parts of your clutch are 1. Flywheel, 2. Pressure plate, 3. Disc, 4. Throw-out bearing, 5. Release system. If one component of this assembly is slightly out of tune with the rest, a heavy clunk, hesitation, or grinding can be heard or felt. Clutches do need an adjustment from time to time to keep the perfect amount of play, allowing your car to respond to your commands. Catching this early can save you a lot of time and money.


Is your vehicle shifting hard? At CARSTAR Robert's Auto Repair, we are in tune with your clutch and components. Our skilled technicians provide the best repairs and services in the region and will make sure you have the best possible parts and service in Monterey. We are here for all of your auto repair and maintenance services, auto body repair, tire needs, or full auto detailing. We strive to be your one-stop auto shop, and we work hard to provide you with an outstanding customer service experience! Make your appointment today! We are located at 234 Ramona Ave, Monterey, CA. 93940. We look forward to your visit!


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