Part two of a series on clutch repair in Mesa explores how to drive with a clutch.
Clutch Repair Mesa: Basic Clutch Operation
As experts in the clutch repair business, we know that if you’ve never driven a clutch, there is a bit of a learning curve. First off, how can you tell if you have a car with a manual transmission? There are two easy ways to tell. First off count the pedals on the floorboard of your car. If you have a manual transmission, you will have three pedals on the floor, not two. The second way to tell is to look at the gear shift. If you have a gear shift with 1-2-3-4-5 and R, you have a manual transmission. Another way to tell using the gear shift is that most of the time, a stick shift will not be mounted on the steering wheel to allow for ease in shifting. As to how to use a clutch, remember CSR, or Clutch, Shift, and Release.
You always start with first gear in a manual transmission. You push the clutch pedal down, and shift the gear shift. The same holds true for second gear, third and so on. If your clutch is working well, you’ll be able to shift gears easily. If it grinds it either means that you didn’t push the clutch down properly, or that you may need clutch repair Mesa.
Clutch Chatter: One Sign that You’ll Need Clutch Repair Mesa
In our last article we covered clutch chatter, which is a rattling sound made by a clutch in need of repair. If you shift gears and it makes a rattle this is a problem.
So if you’re new to driving a stick, be patient with yourself. Remember to Clutch, Shift, and Release. And if your vehicle is acting up, get it into a transmission repair shop in Mesa for clutch repair.
This concludes part two of our series, be sure to read part one and part three as well.
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