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Clutch Replacement and More

The Transmission Shop McKinney can help extend the average life expectancy for your clutch.  Clutch maintenance includes replacing the gear oil.  Of course, every clutch will eventually reach it's limit and wear out over time.  When that time comes, The Transmission Shop McKinney will happily and expertly replace the clutch, resurface the flywheel, replace the pressure plate and throw out bearing.  Here at The Transmission Shop McKinney, we want to make car repairs convenient for our customers by being your main source for all transmission and transmission-related repairs and services that you could possibly need, including the installation of a new clutch.  
Manual transmissions can last for 100,000 miles or more, and it is widely known that they are more predictable than automatic transmissions.  However, while having a reputation for being reliable, manual transmissions have one weakness.  That weakness is the clutch.  Every time you drive, the clutch endures a lot of wear and tear as it is constantly being engaged and disengaged.  This is especially true in an area with a lot of stop and go traffic where the clutch receives an extra amount of stress.  In this type of driving, the clutch is being put through hundreds of cycles of engaging and disengaging, even in just one driving session.  As time goes on, the clutch is overworked and it suffers from simple wear and tear.  Eventually, the clutch will begin to slip, become more difficult to shift, and inevitably burn out.  

So the question becomes, When is it time to replace the clutch? There are some warning signs that you can look for to recognize a failing clutch.  To begin with, check the following:
LISTEN Your vehicle may rev up irregularly or excessively with no noticeable increase in speed.  Often, this symptom will occur simultaneously with the tachometer bouncing erratically and a jerking of the car.  These are warning signs of a failing clutch and indicate an immediate need for attention.
LOOK Watch for your vehicle's tachometer to respond erratically.  A clutch will slip and not shift as smoothly as it begins to wear out.  In response, the tachometer's indicator will move erratically up and down.
FEEL Be aware of any difficulty changing gears.  If it's becoming necessary to force the stick shift into gear, then the clutch is not engaging or disengaging correctly.
SMELL When a clutch begins to fail, it can produce an unpleasant odor that smells like burnt rubber.  If the clutch is grinding improperly against the flywheel, it causes friction that produces this noxious odor.  

While these are all symptoms of clutch problems, we encourage you to seek assistance before all are present.  The sooner you bring your vehicle in for clutch service, the odds are better that damage will be minimal and cost will be lower.  At The Transmission Shop McKinney, we can inspect your vehicle and find the source of the problem before it gets worse.  Don't trust your car with just anyone, come to the experts at The Transmission Shop in McKinney!  We also have locations in Dallas, Lewisville, Plano, and Garland.


1403 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042



1508 N. Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074



1620 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067



1201 S Mcdonald St
McKinney, TX 75069