Air Conditioning
General Consumables

Clutches, Suspension and Air Conditioning

A clutch connects and disconnects the engine from the gearbox (transmission) allowing smooth gearchange and control of the engine power. A clutch plate (driven plate) is coated on both sides with a hard wearing high friction material. This is situated between the engine flywheel and a spring loaded pressure plate. The spring/pressure can be released by depressing the clutch pedal.

While driving, the whole clutch assembly can be turning at very high speeds. To allow a non rotating clutch pedal to control the rotating clutch assembly a clutch release bearing uses a fork acting on a thrust face

We know from experience that it is important to assess the car before fitting a new clutch as many symptoms could indicate a problem with the clutch, whilst the real fault may be something completely different such as engine revving, slipping fan belt or minor adjustment.

The job of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tyres and road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the passengers.

The suspension comprises three fundamental components: springs, dampers, shock absorbers, lower swing ars, upper swing arms and bushes, all of which need to be in perfect working order for a car to pass it's mot. Cross Motor Engineers are conversant with the testing, checking and replacement of all these components.

Air conditioning

Air conditioning not only heats or cools air but also reduces the moisture content, or humidity. All air conditioners work the same way whether they are installed in a building, or in a car.A number of people don't realise that turning on the air conditioning actually reduces the number of miles per gallon of your car. There is energy used in removing the heat and moisture from the air in the car, and this consumes petrol because of the extra engine load. To ensure your air conditioning system is in peak condition, let Cross Motor Engineers test yours next time you book your car in for any work or an MOT.

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