A car requires a clutch to change gears. This is an important part of driving. It also allows for the gears to transition smoothly from one gear to the next. It is an important part of your car. So what does the clutch kit consist of?
It consists of the following parts.
- Clutch disc. This is the part that promotes the flow of power between the engine and the transmission. There are usually one or more friction discs in a clutch kit. The standard disc is lined with asbestos to aid friction. It is the same material that is used for the brake pads and brake shoes. For larger vehicles such as trucks the disc is made of ceramic material to increase the friction required.
- Pressure plate. The pressure plate is made up of the clutch plate and cover as well as the release fingers and springs. There are two types of pressure plates namely the diaphragm type and the spring type. The diaphragm type is used more often in most vehicles.
These are the main parts that make up the clutch kit . If you are not able to use the clutch you will not be able to drive the car anywhere because it is a necessary component. When you pull away you need to engage the first gear in order to make the vehicle move forward. Then you need to transition to the second gear once the vehicle is in motion. Thereafter you will engage the subsequent gears depending on the speed you are driving and the acceleration you want to achieve. When you have problems with the clutch on your vehicle, it is advisable to have it checked so that you can get the best advice in terms of repairing it. It is also advisable to fit the kit that is the same brand as your car. For example if you drive a Volkswagen Polo then you should fit it with a set that is made by Volkswagen for the Polo. It can be quite risky if you fit a generic brand because it may not fit 100% properly and it may not necessarily last as long as the original brand.