A clutch is found in both manual and automatic transmission vehicles. The key difference is that a clutch in a manual transmission is under the driver’s immediate control, and in an automatic transmission, it is done within the transmission itself. Here is an article excerpt from the site “How Stuff Works” in regards to clutches:
A Car with a Manual Transmission: More than One Clutch?
If you drive a manual transmission car, you may be surprised to find out that it has more than one clutch. And it turns out that folks with automatic transmission cars have clutches, too. In fact, there are clutches in many things you probably see or use every day: Many cordless drills have a clutch, chain saws have a centrifugal clutch and even some yo-yos have a clutch.
In this article, you’ll learn why you need a clutch, how the clutch in your car works and find out some interesting, and perhaps surprising, places where clutches can be found.
To read more of this article, please visit How Stuff Works here.
Clutches in the Oddest Places
As you see from the articles above, a clutch is actually prevalent in a lot of surprising places. Sooner or later, a clutch can act up and as such, it would need to get a repair job done. Usually when auto mechanics work on any sort of transmission job, it is a two man operation owing to the weight and complexity of the unit.
Like everything else like it, the more complex a part or component is, the more likely it can go wrong. That’s where a shop that does transmission service comes in. Usually to be a mechanic, there is a fair amount of training involved. So if your automatic or manual transmission is acting up, don’t be a do it yourself hero, call your transmission repair experts today.
Trail Transmission is a locally owned transmission service shop based in Apache Junction, AZ that serves Mesa and the east valley. Give us a call today or visit our Google Places page for directions to our shop.
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529