3rd Kind Customz   14522 Auto Park Way C Houston,TX77083   (281) 495-1352
3rd Kind Customz
14522 Auto Park Way C
HoustonTX 77083
 (281) 495-1352

Timely Clutch Replacement Can Save Your Transmission!

Timely Clutch Replacement Can Save Your Transmission!

There's nothing quite like driving a car with a manual transmission - that feeling of power and control you get as you shift through the gears. However, the clutch on a manual transmission vehicle isn't designed to last forever; rather, clutches typically have a lifespan somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 miles for newer models. Proper clutch maintenance is essential to keeping your transmission running smoothly over the years, and in some cases, a clutch replacement may be necessary. 

When Is It Time to Replace the Clutch?

If you are in tune with your vehicle, as many manual drivers are, you'll likely have a good idea of how well your clutch is performing. If you notice any deterioration in its ability to shift through all of the gears smoothly, a repair or replacement may be in order. Watch out for your clutch slipping, sticking or rattling. All of these could be signs that something is wrong. It is always best to catch clutch problems sooner rather than later, so don't delay in getting any potential issues checked out.

What Is Involved in the Replacement Process?

The clutch and its associated parts are relatively inexpensive, typically costing between $40 and $400 altogether. The high end of the price range for clutch parts is reserved for high-performance vehicles. For most cars, the price will be between $100 and $200. However, it is the labor involved that adds significantly to the cost. A clutch replacement will typically cost you between $500 and $1,000, including parts and labor. The replacement process requires removing the drive shaft and disassembling the transmission, so this is a job best left to the professionals. 

When your clutch is not functioning properly, the effects can spread deeper into your car's mechanics, specifically the transmission. Replacing your transmission can cost thousands of dollars, so it is in your best interest to keep your clutch well-maintained.

The Importance of Clutch Replacement

It is never a good idea to put off automotive maintenance, and that is especially true when it comes to clutch replacement. When your clutch is not functioning properly, the effects can spread deeper into your car's mechanics, specifically the transmission. Replacing your transmission can cost thousands of dollars, so it is in your best interest to keep your clutch well-maintained. Conducting regular clutch maintenance can greatly extend its lifespan, so these small expenses up front are well worth it to prevent larger costs down the line.

The 3rd Kind Customz Difference

At 3rd Kind Customz, we take great pride in our work and strive to always engage with our customers in a straightforward and honest manner. We will always provide you with a detailed estimate of the parts and labor costs involved for your approval before beginning any work. When it comes to clutch repair and replacement, our auto body shop is equipped to work on both domestic and foreign cars. Not all Houston auto body shops can make that claim. So the next time you are in need of clutch maintenance, trust 3rd Kind Customz to handle the work for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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