​Clutch Replacement Service
​Manual Transmission Repair
Clutch Specialists
We are specialists in clutches with over 30 years experience. Our shop is equipped with our own flywheel resurfacing machine to make sure we get a great finish and a quick turn around. This, along with our years of experience replacing clutches on all types of vehicles, allows us to turn your clutch around quickly. Whether you have an older or newer vehicle, car, truck or hotrod. We are ready to get you back on the road and keep you there.
Installing your own clutch. We also resurface flywheels for other shops and the public. If you have any questions about installing your clutch, call us and we will try to help. We also provide free clutch adjustments. It is very important to check the small things like the clutch fork, pivot ball and linkage when replacing a clutch to help avoid future problems. Call us first, we will test drive your vehicle for free, and give you a free quote. You’ll find that we our very competitive and do exceptional work.
How many miles should a clutch last?
A clutch life varies depending on the vehicle and the conditions it is used in. We see most clutches going out about 75,000 miles. However we have seen them get as much as 150,000 miles, and some last less than 30,000 miles. Stop and go driving and areas with lot of hills, such as San Francisco, is harder on clutches. Driving habits play a big part on how long a clutch lasts. 
How do I know if my clutch is going out?
Three common symptoms that might be noticed when your clutch is going out:

  • Your engine rpms are higher than normal when accelerating and will spike up, usually you will first notice on steep hills or harder acceleration (sometimes an adjustment will fix this if caught early enough)
  • Your transmission is hard to shift, especially into 1st and reverse gears (always have your clutch linkage, cable or hydraulics checked 1st in this case)
  • You hear a whirling noise when pushing in on clutch pedal








IMPORTANT TIP:
To get more life and miles out of your clutch use only as much throttle needed to make a smooth start.  Avoid harsh engagements, accelerate only enough to take off smoothly and do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. 

Manual Transmissions
We build manual transmissions on premise. We have over 30 years experience in diagnosing and rebuilding manual transmissions. Whether your transmission is noisy, hard shifting or leaking, we can diagnose and repair it. If you are unsure if you have a transmission problem, we offer free road tests.
My transmission grinds going into some gears. How do I know if it is my transmission or clutch?
If your transmission grinds in one or more of the forward gears when upshifting or downshifting but goes into reverse and first gear at a stop easily, the problem is probably in the transmission. If your transmission grinds going into first or reverse a stop, it is usually a problem with your clutch not releasing properly.

My car makes a noise that sounds like it is coming from the transmission. How do I know if it is my transmission or clutch making the noise? If your vehicle is making a whirling noise in any of the gears and or in neutral and it goes away when pushing on the clutch, It is probably in the transmission. If it makes the noise when pushing on the clutch, it is probably the clutch release bearing.