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How to tell when clutch needs to be replaced

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

The clutch is one of the key components of a manual vehicle. It is responsible for transferring power from the engine to transmission and wheels. The driver engages the clutch as they switch from one gear to the next and it allows for a smooth transition. Like most components of a vehicle, the clutch does not last forever. The lifespan of a clutch depends on how the driver uses it. Are you interested in learning how to tell when a clutch is nearing the end of its life? Check out 5 signs that a clutch is going bad below.

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  1. You have a hard time shifting gear
  2. The clutch pedal feels soft when pressed
  3. There is a noise when the clutch is pressed
  4. The clutch pedal is stiff
  5. The clutch pedal stays on the floor when pressed

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If you notice any of these symptoms on your stick-shift vehicle, feel free to schedule a service appointment at Brandon Ford in Tampa. Our service center proudly serves customers from Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and beyond! Interested parties can schedule a service appointment on our website or by calling our team at 813-246-3673. We also offer service specials to help make maintaining your vehicle more affordable.  

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