Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clutch broken

asked by on

Hi I was at the garage the other day and they said my clutch was going. I have to drive home from Edinburgh to Stirling on Friday not to mention the day to day going to work in town. Would it still be ok to drive this I'm getting a new car on Friday and trying my hardest to me this one running

My car has 64000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: When you say the mechanic says the clutch i...

When you say the mechanic says the clutch is going, this may mean your clutch is slipping. A slipping clutch will only start doing so when you are accelerating or putting extra loads on the transmission. The more the vehicle is driven the clutch becomes more worn down, until you find that the vehicle will not move at all.

You did not state how bad your clutch is or what the problem is specifically, so I cannot say it will last a day or a month without failing. If it is a slipping clutch then drive it easy and it may last until you get a new car on Friday.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car wont start. 1995 Acura Integra

Hello. A no crank can be caused by a number of issues. If this occurred right after the engine was installed, then it sounds like something was not installed correctly. It may be a bad connection at the fuse box....

Q: ABS Light on, speedometer not responding, and air conditiong shuts down

Hello. Since you are receiving multiple warning lights, you will want to start by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This will give you some insight to the issues the computer has already detected, and will make diagnosis...

Q: High RPM surging

Hi There, This could be a couple of different things such as a vacuum leak or an EGR valve that may be stuck open and allowing too much flow into the intake manifold. One way to test this is to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...