Clutch Pedal Pad
Clutch Pedal Pad at 1A Auto
What is a clutch pedal pad and where is it located?
The clutch pedal pad is a grooved rubber cover on the surface of the clutch pedal in a vehicle with a manual transmission. It ensures that you get a good grip on the pedal. This allows you to be confident in engaging the clutch and shifting gears whenever needed.
In some vehicles, the driver disengages the clutch from the engine flywheel in order to shift gears via a cable connected to the clutch pedal. In others, this is accomplished through a sophisticated hydraulic system that includes a clutch master cylinder and a clutch slave cylinder. In both cases, the process is initiated when the driver presses on the clutch pedal. So, making sure your clutch pedal pad is in good shape is important to making sure your foot doesn’t slip off the pedal when you are trying to shift gears.
How do I know if my clutch pedal pad needs to be replaced?
The rubber that makes up the clutch pedal pad can wear down over time, especially with drivers who tend to “ride” the clutch. The grooved surface may wear down, or the cover may become loose. Either way, your grip on the pedal and your control of the vehicle suffer. If the pedal comes off (or is removed) completely, the bare metal pedal can be extremely slippery, especially when wet. Since a slippery clutch pedal might prevent you from shifting gears properly, the condition of your clutch pedal pad is a factor in many states’ safety inspection regimes.
Can I replace a clutch pedal pad myself?
Replacing the clutch pedal cover should be within the grasp of even the novice do-it-yourselfer. You just have to pull off the old pad (which should be easy enough if the pad is already loose) and stretch on the new one. Most pads should not require the use of any glue or fasteners to attach. If you are having trouble removing the old pad, it might help to pry it off with a flat head screwdriver. If you are having trouble stretching on the new pad, heating it with hot water might make it more pliable.
Need a clutch pedal pad replacement?
When it comes to the clutch pedal pad, good, quality padding is key in avoiding having your foot slip off the pedal when trying to engage the clutch and shift gears. So, if you are having this issue, or your pad is worn or missing, then you should seek out a clutch pedal replacement as soon as possible in order to avoid any possible surprises a failed pedal pad may cause. Thankfully, 1A Auto carries a large selection of aftermarket clutch pedal pads for many makes and models, and at great prices.
1A Auto Clutch Pedal Pad Features:
- - Made from durable rubber
- - Has correct molded contour
- - Built to strict quality control standards
At 1A Auto, we make shopping for a clutch pedal pad replacement for your car, truck, SUV or van easy - we're here to help you select the right part for your vehicle! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our clutch pedal covers, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online.