Throughout the lifespan of your Aston Martin, your model may experience issues with the clutch. The clutch is imperative in aiding your vehicle in changing gears to propel your vehicle forward and allow you to go into neutral and reverse.
The clutch is a mechanical device that both engages and disengages power transmission, especially from a drive shaft to a driven shaft. It is designed to act as a mechanical linkage between the engine and transmission. It briefly disconnects the engine’s output from the transmission system when the clutch pedal is depressed, allowing the driver to smoothly engage a new gear for more power and acceleration.
Commonly Reported Clutch Issues in Aston Martins
The clutch of an Aston Martin is not immune to normal wear and tear throughout the lifespan of the vehicle. At some point, every clutch wears out. It is simply one of those things that comes with the daily use of a vehicle. The most important thing you can do for the safety of your clutch is allow it to fully engage before adding more power for acceleration.
Driver habits are another reason for issues with this system. It is no secret that Aston Martin owners enjoy the performance and sporty sound of their automobile. While they may enjoy the sound of revving the engine of their luxurious Aston Martin, this has been known to be a contributing factor to premature clutch failure.
The Legendary Sportshift Transmission
Aston Martin’s infamous sportshift transmission is a lightweight system with a modified clutch and flywheel, reducing the need for constant clutch engagement and allowing for a smoother shifting process. The sportshift transmission was designed to improve the clutch itself, vehicle responsiveness, and overall performance.
Warning Signs of Impending Clutch Failure
Although there have been many advancements in the overall build and functionality of the infamous Aston Martin clutch, it is still at risk of failure as with any component of sports cars.
Drivers of the Aston Martin that have experienced clutch failure have all reported similar symptoms or warning signs that their vehicle exhibited before total failure. These common warning signs include:
- Abnormal noises from the gearbox
- The driver experiences difficulty engaging the gear
- Frequent engine stalling
- Leaking transmission fluid
If you are among those who drive a lavish Aston Martin, it is important that you understand these symptoms so they can trigger a warning in your mind if you notice them. Equally as important, it is imperative that you do not ignore any of these signs or any other abnormality coming from your Aston Martin.
If you do not feel comfortable with what is happening with your car or you are unable to drive your vehicle, call for a tow to a certified Aston Martin auto repair shop for an expert evaluation.
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