You may be the master of your manual transmission, but clutch problems can come on so gradually you may not even notice them. If the pedal feels spongy or you’re having trouble shifting, it may be time to take a close look at the clutch. Slipping gears and strange noises while operating or releasing the clutch pedal are also indicators of possible trouble. Next time you’re driving, pay close attention to your clutch. If it’s speaking to you, it’s time to schedule an appointment.