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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.

Enter your Registration to receive competitive local quotes, and get your car started now!

Top garages for Starter Motor (12,279 found)
Irish Hill Motors
38 Jobs Completed
Straid
5.0 / 5

We are still open during lockdown but due to social isolating we are offering collection & return of your vehicles. Health comes first folks take care!

Our friendly approachable team at Irish Hill Motors are on hand to attend to all your vehicle needs. With a vast amount of experience, our well-practised mechanics can diagnose, repair and service all makes and models of vehicles.

We believe it is essential you are delivered an honest professional service and that’s what we do.

Irish Hill Motors is home to the latest equipment allowing us to carry out a wide range of repairs and maintenance. We offer a collection and delivery service within a 5-mile radius in addition to a courtesy car service.

We are all about quality work at affordable prices. Book today with Irish Hill Motors for an honest dependable experience.

London Motor Sports Ltd
268 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

Sphynx Vehicle Repairs
250 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

Happy New Year to all Existing & potetial Customers

We're a small, independent workshop, specialising in diagnostic repair, vehicle maintenance and recovery, for all makes and models. We're based in Walthamstow and have been in business for over 15 years, with 28 years motor industry experience.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome!

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
618 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servicing, brake work, exhausts, clutches, manual gearbox re-conditions, welding, timing belt/chain, engine rebuild/replacement.

Autoremedy - Milton Keynes
68 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.9 / 5

Autoremedy offer a fully guaranteed mobile mechanics service to Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

We add a huge value to our customers as we come to you, so you don't have to take time off work or even leave the comfort of your own home, our overheads are lower than being at a fixed premises so we really can offer a great service to our customers.

Mobile Mechanics - 200+ Services - Upfront Pricing.

Autoremedy

B and G Autotechs Ltd
531 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1288 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.8 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes and batteries to servicing. We will beat any genuine quote."

LTM Motors
855 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.9 / 5

At LTM Motors we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our friendly and professional staff.

Based next to Parkgate Retail Park, we offer a full selection of garage services, from class 4 & 7 MOT testing through to Brakes, Clutches, Timing Belts, Diagnostics and Air Conditioning.

What's more, we are the only garage in Rotherham to be inspected and certified by the AA. As from the 16th March we are also Which? trusted trader approved.

The Forge Garage Winton Limited
11 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
3.5 / 5

We are a vehicle repair garage in Bournemouth offering MOTs, Servicing and Repairs for cars, light commercials and campervans. We have 2 Service Centres located for easy access from the Winton, Moordown and Charminster area of Bournemouth.

All our work is covered by a nationwide guarantee scheme and all servicing is undertaken in accordance with the manufacturers published schedule, so you get the same main dealer servicing without the main dealer price.

We have a variety of courtesy cars and commercials available, so please ask about availability when you book.

F&M Autocare
170 Jobs Completed
Cullompton
5.0 / 5

F&M Autocare is newly established business with over 50 years of experience in the motor trade. Dave, Paul & Dan can guarantee your car is in the right hands and will be back on the road in no time. We offer a free courtesy car or collection and delivery from home or your place of work. Covering all aspects of automotive repairs including servicing, timing belt replacement, clutches, brake inspection and Aircon Servicing. We also undertake all bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. Using only OE quality parts with all our work guaranteed you can relax and let us deal with the stress of fixing your vehicle.

Monster Dent Garage
271 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are a 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your car, Services we provide:
MOT repairs
Servicing
Air Con Regas
Air Con Recharge
Brakes
Clutches
Timing belt / chain replacements
Welding
Diagnostics
Engine repairs / replacement

Drive in with no appointment. Luxury waiting area with TV, Wi-Fi and free hot drinks. Comfortable place for you and your vehicle.

SKR Technik
77 Jobs Completed
High Wycombe
4.9 / 5

"SKR Technik Diagnostic and electrical, Engine maintenance, Interior lighting, interior fixes, broken plastic repair, airbag replace, electrical systems check and fix. All german brands covered, BMW, VW, Audi, VAG models, Porsche specialist, Japanese models, Honda, Subaru, Mazda. Electrical and Key, Immobiliser service at clients home. We can also code new components to your BMW ECU, recode airbag modules, recode comfort modules. We will do anything possible to fix or upgrade your car."

Bankfoot Auto Clinic
251 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.8 / 5

We are an established independent garage based in Bradford which offers a range of mechanical services ranging from a simple light bulb change to complete engine rebuilds. Our mechanics and MOT testers have a combined experience of over 35 years in motor vehicle repairs and utilise their expertise and wealth of knowledge for every job. Our workshop is home to the latest mechanical equipment which allows us to swiftly diagnose faults ensuring we can get you back on the road promptly.

We only use and source OE quality parts which come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty. We have a comfortable customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments and customer WIFI while we carry out the repairs to your vehicle. If you are looking for a reliable, honest and quality service you don’t need to look any further, all our prices are transparent and competitive, and our staff has been highly trained to provide an exceptional service.

Wilco Motosave - Bramley
134 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the north's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

Mp Automotive Ltd
266 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
4.9 / 5

We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and providing the best prices around.

We specialise in the servicing of all makes and models and also offer a collection and delivery service. Our Services include Servicing, MOTs, MOT Repairs, Bodywork repairs, Welding, Clutches, Diagnostics, Brakes, Tyres and much more...

In most cases we can collect and deliver from a place of home or work. Usually within a 5 mile radius

We look forward to providing you with a quote..!

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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

4.73

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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£210.44
Ford£197.29
Peugeot£211.33
Renault£209.90
Mercedes£286.68
Citroen£223.67
Volkswagen£210.11
Audi£276.20
BMW£263.41
Nissan£219.05
Toyota£209.08
MINI£227.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/04/2020 and 03/07/2020.

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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