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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 (12,402 found)
Automotiv Ltd
182 Jobs Completed
Long Hyde Rd, South Littleton, nr Evesham
4.9 / 5

PROUD WINNER OF THE 2018
GOLD CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND
WORCESTERSHIRE TOP ACHIEVER AWARDS
NEW FOR 2019.
WINNER OF THE WORCESTERSHIRES CAMBELT AND BRAKE SPECIALISTS AWARDS.

I am an independent semi Mobile Mechanic with over 30 years experience covering the Worcestershire area! Save the hassle of going to a garage and let me come to you for all your repairs and services.

I am here to offer you quality prices at competitive rates! If your car requires additional work I can provide you with a courtesy car giving you the option to still get around. The parts used are at trade prices saving you even more money.

My hours are evening and weekends.

SMS Motors
1227 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

Rivus Fleet Solutions- Northampton
61 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

M.O.Tease 'R' Us
206 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
4.9 / 5

We are a small, family run business based in Tottenham, who have been established since 2013 and specialise in class 4, 5 and 7 MOT's. We also undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing. Owner Nadim, a fully qualified mechanic and VOSA approved MOT tester, has been working on cars for the last 17 years. He works alongside two other mechanics who also have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, specialising in German vehicles.

We can offer our customers a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 2 miles of the garage.

All our work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind.

LM Mobile Mechanics
527 Jobs Completed
sale
4.7 / 5

Welcome to LM Mobile Meachanics we offer everything you need from major repair and servicing to air conditioning Regas and system work, we are a fully equipped and insured garage with 12 months parts and labour warrenty on all of are work. You can also take advantage of our mobile service and repair vans if you don't have time to get you car to the garage we can send one of our mobile vans out to carry out your required work weather it be at your home or place of work.

Formula One Autocentres - Newcastle
83 Jobs Completed
Newcastle
4.5 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
860 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2031 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Bolton
327 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Bolton and its surrounding areas.

Formula One Autocentres - Pendlebury
108 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
4.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Formula One Autocentres - Portsmouth
146 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

South Coast Tuning Ltd
2 Job Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

South Coast Tuning Ltd is an Automotive Business which is vat registered and owned by a Veteran. We aim to offer a personal service in a comfortable friendly environment. Some of the services offered range from Remapping, Vehicle tuning, performance upgrades, Dyno / Rolling Road services, Vehicle Servicing, Diagnostics, Towbar supply, fitting and coding and more.

All technicians are certified and qualifed, ensuring quality, professional work at highly competitive rates.

We are based in Gosport and offer discounts for all servicemen, veterans and blue card holders.

MAC Motorsport
62 Jobs Completed
Dundee
4.9 / 5

MAC Motorsport is a family run independent garage which has been established since 2015. We are based not too far from Dundee city centre, with many local bus links available. Due to the ongoing business demands we have now moved to a larger premises and so are able to take on more work, helping get our customers back on the road ASAP. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and engine/performance tuning with ease, with no job being too big or too small.

Our team of four technicians are all fully qualified and have many years of experience working on all makes and models. We are well known within our local area as the go to garage for difficult jobs which other garages won’t take on as we like a good challenge! We only use superior quality parts and these come with a manufacturer’s guarantee. We shall also provide you with a labour guarantee to match this for your peace of mind.

We are able to provide our customers with a free vehicle collection and delivery service locally within 4 miles of the garage, the use of a free courtesy car or our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Please get in touch and we’ll happily provide you with any advice needed or answer any questions you may have about your vehicle.

Continental Motors
1240 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

RGS MOTORS LTD
138 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
4.4 / 5

Welcome to RGS Motors LTD!

With over 25 years of experience you can certainly trust us with your vehicle :) We provide a waiting room for all of our customers if you would like to watch the magic happen! If you would prefer to explore then take yourself to the shops we have nearby, ASDA is usually a favourite so you can provide yourself with some retail therapy before picking up your car. We also have a railway station situated approximately 100 yards away which is perfect if you would like to travel back home or too work.

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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

4.69

272 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£207.45
Ford£201.40
BMW£256.57
Mercedes£263.86
Volkswagen£205.48
Renault£217.44
Peugeot£215.88
Toyota£228.92
Citroen£202.89
Audi£282.98
Nissan£215.92
MINI£219.08
Volvo£278.70

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/06/2020 and 25/09/2020.

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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To access the amazing starter motor deals in your area, enter your registration in our job post form at the top of this page.

After giving us a few details about your car and the nature of the repair we can connect you, free of charge, to specialists in your area, you can compare quotes and customer reviews to select the best garage for you, and book in today!

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