Does my clutch need to be replaced?

Had a few enquiries lately from people wondering if their clutch is still ok. Follow these steps to give a quick yet accurate assessment as to whether it should be replaced or not.


Put the car into 3rd gear, then try & take off from a dead

 stop. Don’t ride the clutch, pretend you’re in 1st gear. If the clutch is good your car will stall. If you can take off the clutch is worn (slipping) & failure is imminent. 
So if the car stalls the fault lays elsewhere. ie worn cable, hydraulic linkage etc.
If you need excessive force to press the clutch pedal &/or hard to change gear the pressure plate may be worn or broken.