(978) 458-0931

McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair provides Clutch Adjustment and Inspection services to Lowell, MA, Dracut, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Clutch Adjustment and Inspection Services at McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair

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 McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair?

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 Lowell, MA, Dracut, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chelmsford MA | Dracut MA | Lowell MA | and surrounding areas

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McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair

Need auto service in Dracut? Auto repair near Chelmsford? A garage in Lowell you can trust? McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair, located in Lowell, MA, has been a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for over 30 years. We proudly serve customers located in and around Lowell MA, Dracut MA, and Chelmsford MA. The foundation of our auto business rests on customer service. McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair employs a professional team of mechanics that specialize in tires, tire services, and auto services ranging from extensive repairs to preventative maintenance. Custom wheels are also available. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush are available at competitive prices. Call us today to schedule your next service!

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Lowell, MA 01852

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