How to Get the Most Out Of Your Clutch

If you own any high-end exotic, you should be aware of what to look for when you need a new clutch. The Ferrari F1 system and the Lamborghini E-Gear system can be very costly to repair when problems arise. Here are some tips to get the most life out of your clutch.

Get a Clutch Snapshot

The first and most useful way to help you get the most out of your clutch is to get confirmation of clutch wear by hooking up your car to a particular scan tool. Ideally, this should occur before you even buy a used exotic car as part of a thorough pre-purchase inspection. A snapshot should also be done every season to help you get a better idea of how your clutch is wearing because of your driving style. Clutch life can vary from customer to customer even on the same model of car because of this!

Avoid Stop & Go Traffic

Ideally, you want to avoid stop and go traffic. This scenario can overheat your clutch rather quickly.

Avoid Putting Your Car In Reverse

Putting your car in reverse frequently can wear the clutch more than normal driving because the clutch naturally slips in reverse. The worst scenario is reversing up a hill!

Shift To Neutral When Slowing / Stopping

Many Ferrari F1 and Lamborghini Egear owners will shift to neutral when coming to a stop. Why do they do this? They do this because they are using the clutch less than walking back down through the gear. Less use of the grip means longer life of the clutch.

What’s That Smell?

If you have been driving your car hard or have been in stop-and-go traffic, you may smell your clutch. Clutch smell is a unique smell. So be aware of this and pay attention to it. If you smell clutch wear, you may want to get a clutch snapshot or avoid driving situations that caused it in the first place.


Replacing the clutch can be one of most expensive repair jobs on your exotic car, but with these tips, you can make it last longer. .If you need Ferrari Repair or Lamborghini Repair and live in Massachusetts, then feel free to give us a call at 774-226-5844.