The clutch is subjected to constant friction, so it is unsurprising that it will wear out eventually. You may find that your clutch lasts 10,000 miles before you need to get a new one or you could drive 150,000 before it gives up.
If you test your battery and find that it is not performing as it should be then you will need to replace your battery.
This is not as big a job as it sounds and it is definitely possible to do it yourself, as long as you are very careful.
A long winter, like the one we have just been through, can be rough on your car’s paint. Try washing the car and then examining the paint thoroughly in bright sunlight. This is when you may discover a bunch of tiny rust spots, known as flash rust.