Author Archives: Auto Repair London Ontario

Find financing to fix my car need payments .

If you need financing to repair your car , get air conditioning fixed or some new tires maybe ? You may be in luck !!

Ricky Ratchets Auto at 140 Clarke Road has your solution .

Call 519-455-5351

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How do you know you need a clutch for your ( my ) car in London Ontario

Go To Ricky Ratchets at 140 Clarke road and have your clutch tested ..

Call 519-455-5351 or drop by

How to tell if your clutch is going

The clutch is a hugely important part of your vehicle – without it, you’d be unable to change between gears. Like many of your car’s components, it is possible your clutch may wear out over time.

Find out more about what your clutch does below, and what symptoms to look out for if you think yours might be due for replacement.

What does a clutch do?

Simply put, the function of a clutch is to separate the engine from the wheels, allowing you to change gear and come to a complete stop while the engine is still running.

The clutch is made up three main parts – the clutch plate, pressure plate and flywheel. When the clutch is engaged (foot off the pedal), the springs in the clutch press these three parts together so that the engine and the transmission are connected and spinning at the same speed. When you press your foot on down on the clutch pedal, however, the springs pull the pressure plate away from the clutch plate, so that the flywheel and pressure plate spin at a different rate, allowing you to smoothly change gears.

How long is a clutch supposed to last?

How long’s a piece of string?! There are many factors that contribute to how long your clutch is likely to last. Clutches are designed to last anywhere between 50,000 and 100,000 miles or maybe even more, but this depends on the quality of your car, how well you maintain it and your driving style. For example, if you do a lot of stop-start city driving, your clutch is likely to wear out sooner as you’ll be shifting between lower gears more frequently.

What to look out for

If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, you may need a clutch replacement:

Spongy, sticking, vibrating or loose clutch pedal when pressed

Squeaking or grumbling noise when pressed

Ability to rev the engine, but poor acceleration

Difficulty shifting gear

‘Slipping’ clutch, causing a momentary loss of acceleration.

Clutch replacement at Halfords Autocentres

The cost of clutch replacement varies depending on the nature of the problem and the model of car you’re driving. If you think there may be a problem with your clutch, book in for a Free Clutch Performance Check today. Our expert clutch fitters will let you know what we need to do and how much it’ll cost, before any work is carried out.

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Loose ball joint and alignment in London Ontario

Come to Ricky Ratchets for ball joints and alignments 519-455-5351 in London Ontariohttps://autorepairlondonontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/img_3492.mov

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My ac not cold in my car in London Ontario

: Low Refrigerant: Low refrigerant will prevent your air conditioner from operating (the clutch won’t kick in and make the compressor cycle if the amount of pressure in the system is off). This is actually the single most common problem for an AC not to blow cold. … The same is true for your car’s AC system.

We pressure test systems to be sure you have no leaks so that your refrigerant won’t be wasted and then we can quote a repair.

The system test is $98.50 .

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Auto body repair for dents , dings and paint scratches in London Ontario

If you need a scratch , dent or bump touched up or fixed . Call Ricky Ratchets at 519-455-5351

140 Clarke Road London .

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Pull out of ditch accident off road London Ontario

If you need to be pulled out of a ditch call Rick at 519 4555351 Ricky Ratchets

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auto repair saturday london ontario

If you are looking for auto repair in London Ontario on a Saturday then look no further .

Call Ricky Ratchets at 519-455-5351. . 140 Clarke Road in London Ontario .

Look below at our clients 5 star review
My exhaust broke late on a Saturday when most shops were closed . This shop was a life saver! Excellent service and great people. Highly recommend!!! Thanks Ricky Ratchets!!!

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London Ontario . WHO FIXES ? collision and body repair for dents , accidents and repaint. RICKY RATCHETS AT 140 Clarke Road call 519-455-5351 

The Chevrolet Impala was hit by another car that ran a stop sign .    
  Ricky Ratchets fixed it and repainted to ensure the clients were very satisfied .   
  This car got hit on the right rear corner and dented the quarter panel and ripped bumper .   

Another satisfied client at Ricky Ratchets auto repair . 

Trust your insurance repairs and collision work to Ricky Ratchets at 140 Clarke Road in London Ontario . 519-455-5351  

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FIND OUT WHAT DEALERSHIPS AND BIG FRANCHISE STORES DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONING . 

What really happens to your cars air conditioning ?

You don’t use it 

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BEST AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR SHOP FOR MY CAR IN LONDON ONTARIO

he wants cold air conditioning in the car but it just blows cold . 

Ricky Ratchets auto checks a/c and gives you a report on what is wrong .

Here is what we check . 

lack of precious cold air could be caused by:A Freon leak caused by a failed o-ring, seal, hose or component.

A clogged expansion tube or refrigerant charging hose.

Failed compressor or compressor clutch.

Failed blower motor or blower motor resistor.

Damaged or failed condenser or evaporator.

Vacuum leaks.
Bring your car for an inspection . 

519-455-5351 

140 Clarke road London Ontario 

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