On your first question I cannot advise because that depends on personal preference and vehicle capability. However , on the second question regarding replacement, clutches are by far cheaper to replace than some of the more recent gearboxes used in vehicles. A clutch gives the driver more control w.r.t. slippage during gear changes and acceleration AND the tendency of drivers to keep a vehicle stationary by slipping the clutch when stopped on a slight incline at traffic lights (as an example) are the major causes clutch wear. By the way, the last time I replaced a clutch was on my 1981 Alfa Sud when I was much younger and still into spinning wheels. Also owned 3 automatic cars – two of which required gearbox overhauls…and it was expensive!
Clarence on 24th Jul 2019 at 2:52 pm