Hybrid car engines run on two or more fuel sources. One is combustion-based and the other is electric. The combustion-based one could involve gasoline or diesel. However, most of these vehicles rely on an electrical power source for good mileage on inexpensive fuel. In the case of electric cars, maintenance is minimal. However, in hybrid cars, the engine is a combination of electric and regul...
If your vehicle’s clutch has failed, then you could face a costly repair bill depending on the make and model of your car and the shop doing the work. Between high parts prices and labor costs, you could easily face a bill of $ 500, $ 700, or even $ 1000 or more. Maybe you should consider doing the work yourself? If so, let’s take a look at clutch kits and the best way to get one at a reasonable price.
All clutch kits come with three standard items, with a fourth item included with some kits.
Your clutch kit will contain:
Some clutch kits also come with pilot bushings or bearings.
For the driver of a high-performance car, special kits are available that contain superior friction materials, stronger springs, and a more exact engagement than stock clutches. Without a doubt, a stock Acura clutch kit or a BMW clutch kit would be suitable as they meet all the strict requirements of the original equipment manufacturers.
Popular manufacturers of performance and stock clutch kits include: Valeo, Sachs, Centerforce, ACT, and Exedy. Most of these types of kits are the ones your shop will use for your vehicle and are also available through your dealer’s auto parts department.
To save money, you can also buy clutch kits from wholesalers. A wholesaler deals directly with the manufacturer, ensuring that you receive the best price without the markups and that the parts you receive are genuine.
Wherever you choose to buy your parts, make sure you can return them if there is a problem and that the manufacturer stands behind their product. Unfortunately, with counterfeit parts, the “industry” is a billion dollar per year problem. It goes without saying that you should avoid generic or no-name brands when shopping for auto replacement parts.