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Is the motor dead or merely making a clicking sound? Or is it turning but not 'catching'?

It's likely that your starter motor will require rapid repair or even replacement to get your car up and running again.

If you’re stuck on the drive you can employ a mobile mechanic, or get the garage to take a look at your car battery too to see if that is responsible for halting the engine.

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Top garages for Starter Motor (12,048 found)
Mobile-mechanic
1224 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Tamil Autos LTD
33 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

- CAR SERVICING AND REPAIRS
- TYRE REPLACEMENT AND BALANCING
- DIAGNOSTICS
- TIMING
- CLUTCHES

Brooklands Fast Fit
1109 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

Vicarage Motor Company Ltd.
59 Jobs Completed
Barnoldswick
4.4 / 5

We are small local independent who have two garages locally with one an MOT Testing station the other a bodyshop, we also have our own in house AutoElectrician so we can diagnose & service all needs
We are both AA & RAC approved dealership for car sales & approved repairer to both the RAC & AA.
We have 4 courtesy vehicles available, Recovery & Delivery with our own vehicles, in house air Conditioning service. In house AutoElectrical
We are Bosch approved and are a local Terraclean carbonising center for both DPF /EGR/injector & pump valve issues, coupled with a network of service & repair centres for Turbo's, ECU's, DPF,s, Refurbish injectors & pumps.

Triple M Mechanic
943 Jobs Completed
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4.5 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Top Autos Aldershot
571 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOTs, with no job being too big or too small.

We have a team of 2 mechanics, fully qualified in motor repairs up to Senior ATA accreditation level, with over 30 years of combined mechanical experience, working on all makes and models of vehicles from cars through to light commercial vans. We only use good quality original specification approved parts, to ensure that your vehicle remains in its optimal condition, and we provide customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles’ warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind. Customer satisfaction is our main priority and you will not be disappointed with our level of workmanship.

We also provide customers with a free collection and delivery service within 10 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2561 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
157 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.9 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Brook Street Motors Bury
520 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Niche Autos LTD
1126 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

TVMPL
263 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

TD AUTOS
265 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.8 / 5

Hi my name is Tony I’ve been in the motor trade for a number years plus I owned my own garage for around 10 years but decided to go mobile as I wanted to cut overheads and I actually prefer doing mobile work. I’m fully skilled and very good with electrics and fault finding.

Halfords Autocentre Crawley
18 Job Completed
Crawley
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

AP/DC
46 Jobs Completed
Kings Lynn
4.9 / 5

ECU fault finding and all mechanical repairs and servicing.

I charge labour by the hour, plus parts.

If you want it fixed first time every time, book me.

You can even sit and watch me, I have nothing to hide

Trade Tyre and Service Centre
277 Jobs Completed
Alton
4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although, we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

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Starter Motor Repair Specialist Garages
Frequently asked questions
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What is a starter motor?

It is the component responsible for turning over or ‘cranking’ the engine to start the car. It is powered by the car battery, and battles both high friction and compression resistance to get your car up and running

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Where is the start motor located?

The starter motor can be found underneath the car on the driver’s side, it is just below the left cylinders.

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How long do starter motors last?

On average, a starter motor should function in your vehicle for 5 to 7 years. However, they can both die prematurely and last a lot longer than expected, often with no deciding factors.

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What are the signs of a bad starter motor?

To decipher whether your starter motor is faulty you can look out for these telltale signs:

●     A clicking noise when key turned on switched to start

●     Smoke coming from the car

●     The starter is soaked in oil

●     The engine just will not crank

●     A grinding noise when starting up

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How long does starter motor replacement take?

The process of removing a faulty starter motor and replacing it with a new one generally takes around 2 to 4 hours. The length is dependent on how easy it is to access and remove the part.

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What causes a starter to become faulty?

Occasionally it is simply age, as all starters will wear out overtime. Other causes include:

●     Incorrect connections

●     Faulty solenoid switches

●     Wiring issues

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Can you jump-start a bad starter?

No, jump starting a faulty starter will not spring it back to life as extra battery will not be enough to turn over the engine. Your starter needs to be functioning well to successfully crank the engine. 

Average rating for  Starter Motor  bookings

4.65

297 reviews

How much does Starter Motor cost?

The cost of a Starter Motor can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Starter Motor Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£218.10
Ford£197.22
BMW£257.04
Volkswagen£222.65
Peugeot£204.60
Renault£219.70
Citroen£234.31
Nissan£254.19
Mercedes£284.53
Toyota£216.71
Audi£263.13
MINI£240.51
Volvo£207.41

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/10/2020 and 16/01/2021.

Starter Motor

The starter motor is responsible for getting the whole system going, and you’ve guessed it starts the car! It rotates or ‘turns over’ the car’s internal engine, overcoming both high levels of friction and compression resistance. It can be found below the left cylinders under the bonnet, on the driver’s side.

Starter motors are hugely important to a car’s ability to drive, therefore any issues with them should be dealt with promptly.

 

 

Signs of a Faulty Starter Motor

Starters are designed to last around 7 years but can wear prematurely. Regardless of their lifespan, there are a number of symptoms you can look out for that indicate you have a faulty starter on your hands. They can aid you in getting a prompt repair or replacement before disaster strikes.

 

These signs include:

●     A clicking noise when you turn the key or push the start button

●     The engine will not crank

●     Smoke coming from the car

●     The starter is oil-soaked

●     Grinding or high-pitched noises

 

It is always worth having the component inspected by a mechanic, as often the signs of a bad starter are very similar to that of a faulty alternator or car battery. It is important to differentiate between these to ensure the correct and necessary repairs are being carried out.

 

 

Starter Motor Repair and Replacement

A faulty starter motor must be treated efficiently by a trained mechanic to prevent any further damage being caused to your vehicle and to get you back out safely on the road! The replacement process generally takes between 2 to 4 hours, varying depending on how easy it is to reach the nuts and bolts holding the part in place.

 

The cost of starter motor repair jobs can be found summarised in the table above according to car make and model, the price varies due to cost of the part. Another factor that will affect the job cost is your location within the UK and of course that set by the individual garage or mobile mechanic.

 

 

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