The clutch is a vital component of a car and clutch failures is one of the most common problems from which car owner suffers. The only way to avoid this problem is to drive vehicle carefully and get it serviced time to time.
How the ignorance of small problems can create a huge problem can be realized only when you get stuck in your work due to your little mistake. Recently me and one of my friends were returning back to home from a weekend listening our favorite tracks, then suddenly my car stopped after few jerks. This was quite surprising for both us as before departing for home we have got the fuel tank filled full to reach our destination without any trouble. So, getting surprise on sudden stoppage of the car was obvious for us, but the matter of concern for both of us was that none of us was an expert or have a little knowledge about the car mechanism, so that at-least we can reach to our destination or to any of the car repairing centre that will fall on our way.
The only solution we had in front of our eyes to push our car or wait for some other car to seek assistance from it. Fortunately my friend found the contact details of one of the car repair centre in cannock that offers road side assistance, he called for his assistance and soon within the span of half an hour the group of mechanics reached to us.
After reaching us the first thing they did was to discuss the problem with us and as our car had stopped suddenly while driving one of the group members tried to switch on the car, and surprisingly within the span of less than a minute he came out from the car and told that the clutch of my car had failed. This was quite surprising because the problem took place while we were driving and if there was any problem it would have taken place at the time we departed from our hotel.
Replying to our query the reason which team members told us was quite informative and realistic, because according to them the problem did not took place suddenly and had taken long time before the failure of clutch system. They also told us that the reason behind this failure was ignorance from my side which was either intentionally or unintentionally. Because before failure every machine starts exhibiting its deficiency and need of an attention towards its maintenance, and as I had ignored the symptoms which were an indication that something is going wrong with the clutch system of my car I do not had any hesitation in admitting my mistake. Anyhow, as it was not possible to repair the clutch at the spot they have to tow my car to their garage for the repairs.
So, now as we also in the same vehicle in which these experts had come I had a privilege of talking with them and understand the working of clutch system. According to them problem of clutch failures is one of the common problems from which car owner next to you suffers from. The only way to avoid the problem as we were facing was to get it rectified from any of the clutch repair centre and follow the suggestions suggested by them.
Well retuning back to the symptoms which resulted in the failure of clutch system in my car, the burnt clutch is one of the common mistakes which is ignored by most of the car owners, especially by the car owners having the car with manual gear transmission system. As these drivers have to change the gears according to the driving conditions, following the practice of changing gears instantly for the long time results in the failure of clutch system. To avoid this problem the best way is to be smart and press the clutch only at the time when required and also change the gears accordingly.
Apart from this reason there are various reasons like defective clutch cylinders, damaged cables and straps, damaged clutch plate or spline which could damage the clutch system of your car.
If you are also noticing any of these problems or problem in changing the gear it would be better to get the clutch system of your car checked immediately without ignoring them, else get ready to face the situation which I had to undergo. Choice is yours.
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Martin is having 9 year experience of writing content about automobile industry. He has also work 2 year in a popular automobile company as chief technical engineer. Right now he is working with A1-clutches and also write content about automobile tips and informative content.