How long should a clutch last?

How long should a clutch last for? I have a four year old Renault Kadjar with 40k on the clock and the clutch has failed, needs a flywheel and possible hydraulcs circa £2500!

I drove it to its MoT fine and just mentioned a squeak from the clutch pedal, and now they say its undriveable!

Asked on 8 September 2023 by Mark Barnes

Answered by David Ross
There is no set lifespan for a clutch, because a car covering 40,000 motorway miles will experience far less clutch wear than one that has covered 40,000 miles of town driving. Different driving styles can also affect how a clutch wears, so mileage is not a good guide to how long a clutch should last.

However, it is disappointing that your car potentially needs a clutch and flywheel, so we would suggest getting a second opinion on its condition. You can find an independent specialist near you using the Honest John Good Garage Guide here:
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