Driver, homeowner and clutch wallet enthusiast Stephanie Cogley had been using her $1,000 clutch wallet to buy gas at a gas station near her home in Texas.
But that was just the beginning.
In April, Cogleys car hit a truck in the driveway of her home, killing her.
In a Facebook post, Cogs car’s owner, Joe Laughlin, said that the clutch wallet saved her and other passengers in the car from losing control and slamming into a wall.
“My wife and I just happened to be in a car accident in Houston, TX, on Friday, April 6th and had to get out of the car,” Laughlin wrote.
“We were driving around the parking lot when we heard a screeching sound, followed by a loud crash.
I went over to the vehicle and grabbed the driver side of the vehicle.
As I was grabbing him, the vehicle started to flip and we heard an explosion.”
Cogley told ABC News that she has owned a clutch for four years, but it had not held up in a crash.
After a year of use, she decided to take matters into her own hands and decided to replace her clutch.
Cogleys post has attracted more than 2,300 likes and 1,200 shares.
She told ABCNews.com she wanted to share her story to show others that if you have a clutch, you can still save lives.
“I really believe that this is a good time for people to be thinking about replacing their clutch,” she said.
“I know that many of you may have already taken that leap.
If not, why not?”
She said that after the accident, she had a friend call her to tell her about her car.
“He said, ‘We were trying to figure out how to replace your clutch and the owner had told us to do this.'”
According to Laughlin’s Facebook post and video, the clutch owner also told him that he would send a mechanic to his home to fix the problem.
The owner, who had not been home since the accident but had been working at a restaurant in Houston for several hours, also said that he had also sent a mechanic and a tow truck to the scene.
When ABC News contacted Laughlin and Laughlin said he was working from home, he told ABC that the car was not a part of his job.
“The reason I was out is because my wife is a nurse,” he said.
The owner told ABC news that the mechanic who was there was not allowed to work on the clutch until a tow company arrived, which happened a few days after the incident.
He said that a tow technician contacted him and that the owner was asked to come in and repair the clutch.
According to the owner, the owner of the clutch was able to repair the problem by removing the clutch from the car and replacing it with a newer model.
He told ABC affiliate KHOU that the driver was “just as good” as the owner when it came to repairs.
“It was an amazing car,” the owner told KHOU.
“The clutch worked perfectly and the engine didn’t fail.
I was just amazed.”