Got a problem with your clutch or gears and want it fixed fast? CALL US

If you are experiencing any problems or have any concerns with your car clutch or gear box, our fully trained clutch specialists will be happy to carry out a comprehensive inspection - completely free of charge!

Looking to buy a car clutch locally?

We supply and fit car clutches to suit all makes and models of cars. Our car clutches are favourably priced and can be fitted at any of our centres. Get your clutch repaired or replaced at your nearest Formula One Autocentre.

A few tips to prolong the life of your car clutch:

  • Don’t rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving; you will take up the slack between thrust and release bearings and wear them out
  • Don’t leave the car in gear with your foot on the clutch at traffic lights for the same reason
  • Don’t hold the car on a hill by slipping the clutch for longer than absolutely necessary when doing a hill-start. You will wear out the friction surface
  • Release the handbrake gradually with your thumb on the release button as you lift the clutch and press the accelerator
  • Don’t slip clutches deliberately to avoid changing gear
  • Make sure that there is a little free play in the pedal movement before you start to feel the weight; if there is no slack you may need to adjust the cable housing or the clutch rod
  • If you have hydraulic clutch control, make sure the reservoir is as well topped up as that for the brake system.

Is your clutch in working order?

The main symptoms of burnt out clutches are:

  • Difficulty in engaging gear
  • A consistent crunching noise
  • Inability to engage gear at all
  • A juddering when pulling away from a stationary position
  • The engine RPM increases when the throttle pedal is depressed, but vehicle speed does not increase as it would normally be expected to do
  • A pronounced burning smell

View our detailed guide for more help and information on how to tell if your clutch is slipping, including information on whether you need your clutch repaired or replaced.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or you have any other concerns with your car clutch or gear box, just phone or call in to your nearest Formula One Autocentre. Our fully trained clutch specialists will be happy to carry out a free clutch and gear box check to assess whether you need your clutch repaired or replaced.

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  • I had an emergency situation and your colleagues in the garage given me earlier time as I booked for next day. Thanks for the excellent service and sales service manner too.

    - Edit, Chichester - Jan 14, 2022
  • Great service, excellent care when fitting new pressure sensors and tyres to brand new alloys

    - Sheffield - Jan 16, 2022
  • Great service I’m the director of my company ordered two tyres for the work vehicles ordered on and a time and fitting date was agreed needed another tyre tried to make a advanced payment for both tyres in store . Was tool by the manager only one item can be paid for. Once the next tyre is in stock. I to make a return visit into store and make payment again. For second item . Can you explain why your policies work this way . The manage said I could phone head office and open a Business account. Then we could just place orders as normal no complications. Any reason for this messages it put me right out had to return back this is not the first time this has happened all I was trying to do is make a payment in advance for goods I hadn’t received but willing to make the payment to make my business run smoothly but had to go out the way back to the store to carry on using you as a company .

    - Wisbech - Dec 20, 2021
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