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El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body provides Clutch Adjustment and Inspection services to El Cerrito, CA, Berkeley, CA, Albany, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |  

The Basics Behind Clutch Adjustment and Inspection Services at El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body

In a manual transmission, the responsibility of the clutch is to engage and disengage the transmission from the engine. A clutch in a manual transmission allows the engine to continue turning even when the vehicle is stopped. In an automatic transmission, this process is regulated by the torque converter and transmission fluid. The clutch operates two shafts, one in the transmission and the other in the engine, and uses friction to keep the transmission connected to the engine. If the clutch is engaged, the pressure plate pushes against a flywheel and joins the transmission to the engine. If the clutch is disengaged, the pressure plate pulls away from the flywheel, separating the transmission from the engine. The clutch makes switching gears possible. Some transmissions use hydraulic clutches while others use cable clutches. In both cases, routine clutch maintenance is required to keep all moving components operating efficiently. If you are concerned about the functionality of your clutch, be sure to contact us about a service.



Why Should You Have Clutch Adjustment and Inspection Services Performed at El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body?

A slipping or sticking clutch are both signs that you should have your clutch inspected. If your clutch slips, the friction material on the clutch disc may have worn away, which will loosen the contact between the disc and the flywheel. When a clutch sticks, the clutch fails to release all the way, and leaves the engine in limited contact with the transmission. This can create grinding noises and an inability to switch between gears. Too much free play and an overly stiff clutch are signs of an impending clutch inspection or adjustment. Most clutch adjustments concerning a hydraulic clutch involve examining, draining, and refilling the fluid reservoirs. In a clutch check and adjustment involving a cable driven clutch, our service staff will check the cable on the release arm, and make the necessary adjustments on the cables and hardware in your vehicle’s clutch mechanism. Neglecting a clutch adjustment or inspection when warning signs arise can cause serious damage to your engine and transmission.

We proudly service the Clutch Adjustment and Inspection needs of customers in El Cerrito, CA, Berkeley, CA, Albany, CA, and surrounding areas.

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El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body

El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body is a pillar of the Albany, CA community. El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Albany, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body. We offer auto body repair. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. We carry lawn and garden tires. Take this opportunity to browse El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (510) 526-7878
Fax: (510) 280-1630
Address: 548 Cleveland Avenue
Albany, CA 94710

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