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Plaza Tire & Auto Service provides Clutch Adjustment and Inspection services to Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Clutch Adjustment and Inspection Services at Plaza Tire & Auto Service

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 Plaza Tire & Auto Service?

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 Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Colfax CA | Grass Valley CA | Nevada City CA | Penn Valley CA | and surrounding areas

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Plaza Tire & Auto Service

Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a pillar of the community. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Penn Valley, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Plaza Tire and Auto Service 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 Plaza Tire and Auto Service. 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. Take this opportunity to browse Plaza Tire and Auto Service website or call us for personalized service.

Plaza Tire and Auto Service has four locations providing quality automotive products and services to customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA, and surrounding areas. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is the leading seller in Penn Valley, CA for these tire brands Cooper, Goodyear and MICHELIN® and offers some great discounts on them. Plaza Tire and Auto Service also offers services in Tires, Auto Repairs and Wheels for the communities of Penn Valley, CA, Colfax, CA, Grass Valley, CA and Nevada City, CA. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!