Car Gear LeverProfessional Clutch Service and Repair at Fifth Gear Automotive

When a clutch is working properly, you are in complete control of your vehicle. You decide what gear to use, and when to change them. There is no computer making decisions for you; you are directly connected to the drivetrain.

Choosing a Manual Transmission

For a variety of different reasons, people choose manual transmission vehicles as their means of transportation or recreation. One of the critical parts for a pleasant driving experience with a manual transmission is the clutch. The clutch provides the connection between the engine, and the drivetrain. They come in many different setups, each with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.

That’s why you need experienced technicians like the ones at Fifth Gear who are capable of handling any European, Domestic, or Import clutch repair with ease and acuity.

Signs Your European, Domestic, or Import Vehicles Needs Clutch Repair

A clutch is under a large amount of stress in a motor vehicle, and over time, they do wear out and need to be replaced. Some signs that your clutch may be ready for replacement are:

  • Strange noises coming from the clutch
  • The clutch will not release completely when the pedal is all the way down
  • Slipping while starting or changing gears
  • Slipping under heavy loads or while driving uphill
  • Chattering while the clutch is engaged

Sometimes, problems with clutch performance have nothing to do with the clutch itself but are in one of the related systems, such as hydraulics or the flywheel.

Avoiding Damaging Your Clutch

Repair and replacement of clutch-related parts are often labor-intensive and expensive. The clutch’s biggest enemy is heat. Overheating a clutch will permanently damage the clutch disk, requiring new parts to be installed. Here are some driving tips that can help extend the life of your clutch.

  • Do not “ride the clutch” or drive with the clutch partially engaged
  • Slip the clutch only as much as necessary while accelerating
  • Drive calmly. Aggressive driving increases clutch wear
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving as much as possible

Our Skilled Service Technicians are Here to Help

Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools on all vehicles to best identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues. Customers can have peace of mind knowing their car will be running at its peak performance while they enjoy a cost-effective solution. We handle everything your car needs, including:

Our experienced technicians can diagnose any issue quickly to get you safely back on the road in a timely manner. At Fifth Gear Automotive, our top priority is keeping your car running at its peak performance.We believe that keeping your car running safely should come before breaking the bank. So when it comes to auto service or repair – make sure Fifth Gear Automotive is your first choice.

Four Locations to Better Help You No Matter Where You Are


1975 Archer Way
Lewisville, TX 75077
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm


8955 US-377
Argyle, TX 76226
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115 Industrial Blvd., Suite B
McKinney, TX 75069

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7351 U.S. 377
Cross Roads, TX 76227
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359 Lake Park Road
Suite 120, Lewisville, TX 75057
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