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3 basic things you should do to avoid damaging your car's clutch

3 basic things you should do to avoid damaging your car's clutch

3 basic things you should do to avoid damaging your car's clutch


A clutch with bad use could cause that the warranty of your car with the automaker ends up being canceled due to the failure of the part, Using your car's clutch correctly could extend its useful life by many years.

Often faults occur in the clutches or ' clutch ' of cars , and this represents an expense that usually is not usually anything economic.


Since the clutch of a manual car is in constant, or practically permanent friction , it is subject to wear, as it turns out to be a very sensitive component that can also deteriorate progressively, or even suddenly, if it is not used correctly.

According to the Diariomotor portal , it is possible to make the clutch of your car last for many years and thousands of kilometers, even until the end of the useful life of your car, however, you must carry out these three actions to avoid any breakdown in it .

1. Do not put your foot on the clutch pedal

It is probably easier for you to keep your foot close to the clutch pedal, however, and although it may seem like a stretch, it is very important to keep your foot off the pedal when you are not shifting gears in gear. Any minimal pressure that you exert on the gear pedal when you are in gear can generate friction that in a few kilometers completely destroys the clutch of your car. Therefore, although it sounds ridiculous, each car has a footrest to keep your foot at rest while you are not using the clutch.

2. Fully depress the clutch pedal

Although it sounds counterintuitive, not depressing the clutch pedal properly can also be harmful to your car. When you are shifting gears and not fully depressing the clutch pedal, you are subjecting the transmission assembly to friction that can make a clutch last much less than it should.

Make sure your seat is well adjusted fore and aft so that you can fully depress the clutch pedal without making it uncomfortable.

3. Don't release the pedal too fast

For the same reason that not fully depressing the pedal to change gears is harmful to the clutch, releasing it too quickly, or doing it out of time with the movement of the right hand on the gear lever, generates unnecessary stress and friction on the clutch. For this reason, it is important to do it smoothly or at a moderate speed that allows the clutch to flow correctly and avoid wear.

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