FREE CLUTCH CHECKS –
In case you are in any doubt that your clutch is actually faulty we will complete a free clutch check while you wait. Through our expert diagnosis we will be able to tell if your clutch is faulty before we start any work on your vehicle. If you think that you are having problems with your clutch just bring your vehicle along to us and one of our skilled technicians will check out the problem with no obligation. It will only take a few minutes so there is no need to book, just turn up during our opening hours which are;
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am -4:30pm on Fridays
Warranty Details (12 months or 24,000 kms)
We offer a 12 months/24000km comprehensive warranty and this is standard on every clutch’
An automotive clutch is used to connect and disconnect the engine and manual (hand-shifted) transmission or transaxle. The clutch is located between the back of the engine and the front of the transmission.
In a car the clutch is operated using a hydraulic or cable connection from the pedal to the clutch mechanism. Even though the clutch may physically be located very close to the pedal, such remote means of actuation (or a multi-jointed linkage) are necessary to eliminate the effect of slight engine movement, engine mountings being flexible by design. With a rigid mechanical linkage, smooth engagement would be near-impossible, because engine movement inevitably occurs as the drive is “taken up.” No pressure on the pedal means that the clutch plates are engaged (driving), while pressing the pedal disengages the clutch plates, allowing the driver to shift gears or coast.
HOW IT HAPPENS
A manual transmission contains cogs for selecting gears. These cogs have matching teeth, called dog teeth, which means that the rotation speeds of the two parts have a synchronizer, which is a device that uses frictional contact to bring the two parts to the same speed, and a locking mechanism called a blocker ring to prevent engagement of the teeth (full movement of the gear shift lever into a selected gear) until such time that the speeds of both parts are synchronized thus allowing a gear change without the grinding of cogs.
As a clutch specialist, Gold Coast Brake & Clutch are the number one stop for all of your clutch repairs and replacement needs.
We have been replacing clutches for over 36 years and during this time we have fitted many clutches and gained a competitive edge in parts supply, quality, technical fitting knowledge and speed of clutch replacement.
Plus of course, all our work and parts are warranted.