Whether your manual transmission vehicle is your personal transportation, or a business vehicle, it’s in your best interest to keep it running as best as possible for as long as possible. A lot of that functionality hinges on the clutch, which we understand all too well at First Motion Products. To help you stay on the road, we’ve put together these tips on helping your clutch to last longer.
It’s naturally good for many parts of your car to not make sudden or abrupt stops, but this is particularly true of your brakes and clutch. Coming to a steady stop will help you avoid clutch slippage, and allow the engine to idle smoothly.
It’s a common habit among manual transmission drivers to leave their foot on the clutch. Break that habit! “Riding” the clutch puts more strain and wear on the assembly that most people realize, even if it’s just a tiny amount of pressure from your foot hovering over it.
Hills are a new manual driver’s worst nightmare, and even experienced manual drivers are tempted to punish the clutch on uphill starts. If you have to start uphill, try using the parking break to keep the car still while you engage the clutch and put it in gear, reducing strain on the gear box and clutch.
These simple practices can really add to the lifespan of your clutch, keeping you on the road longer and driving safer. For more information, or to find parts, check us out on our website or give us a call to see how we can help you!