When it comes to brakes and clutch servicing, you can never be too careful. Defective brakes and clutch are one of the leading causes of road accidents. Well-functioning brakes and clutch are vital for the safety of your vehicle, you, and others on the streets. And thus it is necessary to get your brakes and clutch serviced frequently.
But first, let’s understand what clutch is.
The clutch is the mechanism that allows the wheels to disconnect from the engine, so they can stop spinning even while your engine continues to run. Without it, the wheels and engine would be stuck spinning at the same rate. We are sure you must be having a pretty good idea about what brakes are and how they are important for your safety.
So the next time you book your vehicle for servicing, do not forget to get your brakes and clutch tested. We, at Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors, proud for having a team of the best mechanics in grovedale, who identify the issues with your car and treat them before they can cause dangerous road accidents.
What causes wear and tear of Brakes & clutch?
Stop-and-go city traffic is harder on clutch and brakes than on the open highway. This is why cities with heavy traffic cause early wear and tear of the clutch.
However, certain driving conditions, like off-road driving and certain habits like frequent gear shifting also contribute highly in the acceleration of clutch and brakes depletion.
The good news is Armstrong creek motors is well equipped to take care of all your car problems. So if you think you are brakes and clutch issues, give us a call at (03) 42060208 or Book Online. Apart from highly trained and experienced mechanics, we also have fully equipped workshops and a wide range of spare parts to carry out all brake and clutch repairs and replacements.
Signs your car needs a break or Clutch replacement-
- Slipping gears, causing temporary loss of acceleration
- Burning smell when accelerating from a stop
- Grinding sound while shifting between gears
- The clutch pedal stays near the floor, or feels soft when pressed (for manual transmission vehicles.)
- Squeaking or Squealing Coming from Brakes.
- Grinding sound when applying brakes.
- Vibration when applying brakes.
- Longer stopping distances.
- Handbrake requires more than 5 clicks to be effective.
- ABS warning lights coming on
- Brake pedal sitting too low or feeling ‘spongy’.
How often do the Clutch and brakes need to be replaced?
When it comes to Brakes and Clutch we like to say “a stitch in time may save your life”
A clutch usually lasts between 60,000-100,000 miles, but its lifespan is highly dependent on the level of use, wear and tear. So it’s good to get your clutch tested every 60,000 miles.
On the other hand, brake pads are generally thought to be good from anywhere between 30,000-35,000 miles. Though, it’s good to get your brakes tested between every 10,000 to 20,000 miles.
Visit us for a full range of services for your brakes and Clutch.
We, at Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors, have a team of the best mechanics across Geelong, Armstrong Creek, Torquay, Surfcoast and Ocean groove, and Regional Victoria, who are confident in working with all major vehicle brands, with affordable mechanic charges.
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