Your clutch is one of the most important systems in your car. Eventually, all clutches do wear out, either through normal usage or a particular event that breaks a pressure plate or clutch disc. When this happens, you most likely have to have a full clutch replacement, and you could be wondering just how much this is going to set you back. The good news is that a clutch replacement is not the most expensive procedure you could have. Here are three of the most obvious ways to determine just how much it will cost you to replace your clutch.
Obviously, the number one factor that goes into how expensive a clutch replacement will be is how expensive the parts are, and for higher-end brands, this is always going to be more. A $75,000 BMW will need a bit more of an expensive clutch replacement than, say, a $5,000 secondhand Toyota. However, once you get down below a certain threshold, most cars will have a relatively similar range of price for a clutch replacement. Since that is where most peoples cars fall anyway, this should not be too much of a concern for you unless you have a foreign car that needs imported parts.
Automatic Or Manual
Many people like manuals because they are cheaper to maintain specifically due to them having a manual transmission. Automatic transmissions have a lot more parts and pieces that have to operate smoothly, and if one of these additional parts breaks down, then the entire car will break down too. That means that a clutch replacement on an automatic version of the same model of car will pretty much always be more expensive, and that is just one of the prices you pay for enjoying the automated aspect of your car. However, the difference is not huge, generally a few hundred bucks or less.
This might sound odd, but the choice of mechanic can play a large part in the cost of your clutch replacement. If you go with an authorised mechanic and your car is still under warranty, then the clutch replacement can be very cheap and easy. However, if you are out on the road when your clutch breaks down and need quick repairs in some mechanic in the middle of nowhere, the cost will be higher. Always try and find a mechanic that you can build a professional relationship with. If you show loyalty to them and use them for all your car services and needs, then they are much more likely to give you a great deal for larger repairs like a clutch replacement.
Reach out to a professional for more information about clutch replacement.