If you drive a standard shift vehicle, you probably know your clutch is an important part of your driving experience. Proper maintenance and use of the clutch will dramatically increase its lifespan, saving you a lot of money in the future. Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa explains:
At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.
The term “torque converter” is common in automatic transmission conversation. People tend to blame any sort of transmission malfunction on it, and it has a catchy name that sticks with you. But what does it actually do, and how does it work? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa has the answers.
This is a clutch gone completely WRONG and something you want to be very sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! VERY SURE!
So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa and one this driver did not.
Most clutches are not an issue and when they start becoming an issue they give you signs that there is a problem that are relatively simple looking back on them to see.
Slipping. Failing clutches are often said to be "slipping," which is exactly the sensation drivers report. The clutch may feel as though it is not fully disengaging or engaging (if the clutch is failing, this is likely accurate). It is most noticeable when the engine is under a heavy load, like when you go to pass another vehicle, traveling uphill or pulling a trailer. As your clutch slips, it overheats and causes wear; it also makes the problem worse causing more damage so you should see this issue of "slipping" more often.
At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa, we understand the importance of proper transmission maintenance. Commercial trucks are heavy, and they rack in a lot of miles. With this combination, it’s essential the transmissions in your trucks are always performing their best. Here’s a few things to watch out for: