At Cozine Auto & Towing in Verona, KY, we’ve witnessed our fair share of burnt out and broken clutches. While clutch failure is an inevitability, there are a variety of ways to make sure yours lasts as long as possible.
Practice good driving habits. Don’t rev your engine too hard when you take off; if you accelerate correctly, your passengers won’t be able to tell whether or not they’re in an automatic by the way the vehicle moves from a stop. If you’re revving too high as you let off the clutch, the clutch is slipping, which significantly increases both wear and tear, and the risk of heat related damage.
Don’t use the clutch to transition from backwards motion into forward motion. Reverse, come to a complete stop, then take off to avoid damaging your clutch. There’s a lot of torque transferred through a clutch as it is; your car isn’t designed to handle such a stressful change in momentum.
Maintain smooth shifting throughout the range of your driving. Hard shifts and shifting at incorrect times can cause slippage, break your clutch disk, or cause spring failure. By practicing smooth gear transitions, you reduce the stress on your clutch and keep it operational for many miles to come.
Whether it’s finally time for a new clutch, you simply need an oil change, or require any maintenance or repair in between, trust the expert mechanics at Cozine Auto & Towing with your vehicle. Our technicians know how to service your car, truck, or SUV, with the quality parts and excellent service you’re looking for. Call or come by anytime.
Cozine'z Auto & Towing is proud to be family owned and operated providing emergency roadside assistance and towing throughout the Verona, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Florence, Ghent, Richwood, Sanders, Sparta, & Walton area. We are well known for our attention to detail and customer service as well as fair pricing. Our team of professional mechanics can provide all repairs to the vehicles that require it from all types of automobiles up to over the road tractor-trailer rigs. Simply put, we know diesel engiens and have the experience plus the facility to handle it. Trust the team that puts you first!