The clutch is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the transmission and the drive wheels. Engaging the clutch initiates this transfer while disengaging it prevents power from going to the transmission. The component of the engine that connects to the clutch is called the flywheel. The flywheel is a metal disc that is attached to the engine’s crankshaft and provides a friction surface on which the clutch can link to. In addition, the flywheel acts as a balancer for the engine, limits its vibrations, and transfers power from the starter to the engine. Because the flywheel is exposed to pressure and extreme heat, it is prone to becoming worn, warped, or cracked. Symptoms of a bad flywheel include vibration through the clutch, a burning smell, and clutch slippage. At Lake Norman, we recommend having your vehicle’s clutch and flywheel checked periodically for wear to prevent more expensive damage down the road. Our expert technicians take pride in providing the Mooresville, NC area with quality, affordable auto repair. If you’re experiencing any issues with your clutch, don’t hesitate to bring it to our Mooresville, NC service center. At Lake Norman, our goal is to keep your car running smoothly for less!