Is your car a stick shift or known as a manual or standard transmission? The components of these transmissions require regular servicing. The clutch assembly connects the engine to your vehicle's transmission. The "clutch" is comprised of several components and demands an experienced Technician to install properly. Starting at the engine and working backward the clutch assembly consists of the pilot bearing, flywheel, friction plate, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, clutch fork, slave cylinder and master cylinder. The flywheel, friction plate and pressure wear over time much in the same way that brake rotors and pads wear. Each time you press the clutch pedal, these components wear. Friction material on the friction plate, the pressure plate surface and the flywheel surface are the wear points of a clutch assembly. The pressure plate is comprised of springs that will lose their clamping power over time, which may allow the clutch to slip when under heavy load. The pilot and throw-out bearing may start making rotating noise a which indicates they are ready to be replaced. With the trend of people keeping their vehicles longer and longer, you will need to replace the clutch assembly as some point. Our certified Technicians at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary are prepared to assist you with your clutch assembly replacement needs. Your clutch will start to give you signs that you are close to replacement. Look for slipping or an increase in RPM when accelerating or under heavy load. Also, the transmission will often be difficult to get into gear or shift when the clutch assembly is nearing the end of it's useful life. The experienced technicians at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary have extensive experience with clutch replacement in domestic and foreign makes and models, all-wheel drive, and diesel vehicles. If you notice that your clutch is starting to act up and may be going out, schedule an appointment and we provide your vehicle with a complementary performance check. Need a tow? We provide FREE towing with all major repairs to ensure that your vehicle receives the service it needs. Have Questions? Give us a call or stop by Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary.