Mastering the clutch control of your call is a real challenge. Some of the learners can be able to grasp it right away, but for some, it is an uphill task and they keep on struggling to keep the car from stalling whenever they stop the car or just pull away.

Mastering the clutch control is not a very difficult job and in the end, everybody is able to master it but only after when one has a clear knowledge of how the clutch works?

 In a layman’s language, a clutch is two metal plates which are separated when the clutch pedal is depressed by the driver of the car. When the plates are separated upon depression of clutch pedal, the engine is separated from the wheels, preventing the power from the engine passing to wheels of your car.

As your car’s engine is always running, power is passed on to the wheels from the engine when the car is in gear. In the event of you forgetting to depress the clutch when you are stopping the car, the power from the engine is being transferred to the stationary wheel from the engine and thus resulting in the car stalls. In the same way, if you try to pull your car away without getting your clutch control in right manner, due to lack of enough power from the engine your call will stall.

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More the clutch pedal is released more the plates in the engine are allowed touch. At a “biting point” the plates touch and start to transfer power from the engine to the wheel. When the clutch pedal is fully released plates will lock together and allows easy transfer of power.

You can drive smoothly if you think the clutch pedal as a sort of valve to allow power through or shut off.

 Art of mastering the clutch control:

When once you have mastered the clutch control, you can control your car on the low speeds, and do the maneuvers of reversing the car with ease. All the clutch control can be learned in one lesson with co-driver and your practice will make you perfect on clutch control very soon. The first and the foremost thing of getting grips with clutch control is your understanding of car “bite” point, the point of engine transferring power to wheels. To have a complete mastery on the clutch – just follow these steps:

  1. Always find a safe place which is smooth and flat for practicing the clutch control.
  2. Ensure that the car is properly set for you. If there is no surety about the car is fully set for you to drive, check out the driving manual supplied by the manufacturer.
  3. Get your seat belt on, turn on the engine and release the handbrake.
  4. Depress the clutch all the way and put the car into the first gear.
  5. Give the accelerator a gentle nudge, aiming to get the rev counter to somewhere around 1500 rpm.
  6. See in the front and if everything is clear ahead and it is safe to move, very slowly raise the clutch.
  7. Eventually, the clutch plates will begin to touch and the car will slowly move forward. On reaching the bite point repeat the step 4 to 7 until you are comfortable with the position of the bite point.

When you get the hang of bite point, next step to learn how to slip the clutch. Clutch slipping is also an essential point to learn like maneuvers of reverse parking or three-point turns. But the best point is that clutch slipping is not a difficult task to understand like changing gears.

For practice, all you need is to use the bite point knowledge and let your vehicle move forward very, very slowly. Try to adjust the speed of the vehicle with slight adjustments to the clutch; depress a little more than a centimeter or so to slow car speed a little and release it a similar amount to speed up the car. You should exert very little pressure on pedal thinking as if there is egg under the pedal and it should not crack. Maintain gentle pressure on the accelerator. Never try to use it to speed up and slow down, use the clutch for this purpose.

Once the clutch slippage is mastered you become a perfect driver to take further road challenges while driving.

If you are sure about your car ABS brake maintenance or regular brake maintenance of your vehicle come to Sterling Clutch and Brake Auckland and get Clutch replacement service in Hamilton or call @ 09 636 4919. You can also get brake pads replacement service in Hamilton. For any query, you can also contact us on http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz.

The anti-lock braking system, popularly known as ABS system, is a safety system which prevents the wheels on the vehicle locking up in a sudden braking condition due to panic, or if you are driving on a slick and slippery surface. It is a safety anti-skid braking system used in cars, motorcycles, trucks, and buses. ABS operates by preventing the wheels from locking during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface.

Started as one of the safety advancement in the automotive world, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) has come a long way from being an option to a near necessity. The theory behind the ABS brake is simple. A skidding wheel has less traction than a nonskidding wheel. ABS brakes provide two ways of benefit, stopping is faster and you will be able to steer while stopping.

HOW ABS Brakes Works

There are four main components to an ABS system; the speed sensors, the pump, the valves and the controller. Sensors for sensing the speed are located in each wheel or in the differential, they provide information that the wheel is about to lock up. The valves are located in each line at the brakes and they pass thru, stop the release of brake fluid from the master cylinder to activate the ABS system. The controller is the computer in the car. It watches the speed sensors and the control valves.

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When the driver applies the brake, wheel speed sensors determine if one or more wheels are trying to lock up during the braking. If a wheel tries to lock up, a series of hydraulic valves limit or reduce the braking on that wheel. This prevents skidding and allows the driver to maintain steering control. ABS allows the driver to brake and steer at the same time and increases vehicles safety. This is quite different from the traditional brake system. If you ever encounter any problem with brake you can get brake repair service in Auckland from Sterling Clutch and brake Auckland.

Benefits of Antilock Braking System

Anti-lock brakes come as standard fitment in the most modern vehicle- and this is not without reason. In general anti-lock brakes are very advantageous. They help the driver to have more stability on car thereby preventing out of control situations, particularly on the wet and slippery roads. The ABS systems in the car provide the following benefits.

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) provides a guarantee of stable braking on all road surfaces, especially on wet and slippery surfaces, hence avoids overturning of the vehicle.
  • ABS helps in reduction of wheels friction on the road, thus increasing the efficiency of tires up to 30%
  • ABS fitted vehicles can be stopped at a lesser distance than a non-ABS vehicle.
  • With ABS steering control is very effective, i.e., the vehicle can be steered smoothly when the brake is applied, thus the chance of an accident is minimized.
  • A driver without experience can drive ABS vehicle effectively, then an experienced driver on the non-ABS vehicle.
  • The value of ABS technology fitted vehicles for resale is more. Since the ABS is standard issue on today’s vehicle, in resale ABS vehicle fetch more value than non-ABS vehicles.
  • ABS fitted vehicles are less involved in the accident, so their insurance costs are reduced over the period.

The advantages of ABS are significant and outweigh any drawbacks. Certain problems like stop time consistency, problems in snow and gravel and replacement cost is much more than the ordinary brake system.  Whatever are the minor drawbacks ABS system is now a standard feature in all new vehicles and most drivers take it for granted?

If you are sure about your car ABS brake maintenance or regular brake maintenance of your vehicle come to Sterling Clutch and Brake Auckland and get brake replacement service in Hamilton or call @ 09 636 4919. You can also get brake pads replacement service in Hamilton. For any query, you can also contact us on http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz.