Starter Motor Repair in Colchester

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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 in Colchester (43 found)
Wyatt's Automotive (Mobile Mechanic)
853 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.9 / 5

Here at Wyatt's Automotive we are a team of fully qualified, Main dealer trained technicians who specialise in Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda vehicles. That said, We have such

Formula One Autocentres - Colchester
307 Jobs Completed
Colchester
3.4 / 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 pre

Apex Tuning
18 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

We are a well established company based in Colchester providing a huge variety of services completley mobile which means we can keep you going without you going out of yo

VR Car Services
525 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

VR Car Services are a newly established business, owned and ran by good friends Rick and Vladis. We have been working side by side for the last 5 years, and we have over

BCMT Autocentre
88 Jobs Completed
Wormingford
4.6 / 5

At BCMT Autocentre we offer MoT Testing (class 4 & 7), vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range

Protyre Colchester
260 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.4 / 5

Stephen and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs and MOTs as well as supplying an

Easthill Garage
135 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

East Hill Garage is a family run business and that means, no commissions and no up-sell. "If you don't need it it we wont fit it". Our motto is "Your trust fuels our

QuickLane - Colchester
174 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

- Extraordinary service for routine maintenance - We recognise the importance of placing your car in safe hands, and we aim to provide peace of mind to every customer th

Great Horkesley Garage
195 Jobs Completed
Great Horkesley
4.9 / 5

First established in 1994, we have decades worth of experience to tackle anything you challenge us with! We are a very successful, family run business that provides MOT,

GSM Motor Mechanics
154 Jobs Completed
COLCHESTER
4.9 / 5

Here at GSM Motor Mechanics we are a proud small family run business with 100% 5 star reviews on our business page. We do our upmost to keep all of our customers 100% sat

Richardsons Colchester
185 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Established in 1966 we are one of the South East's leading vehicle repair centres. We have a team of highly trained ATA staff and we are a BSI approved repair centre so y

Colchester MOT Centre
45 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

We are Colchester based garage. We do MOT, Tyres, Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, Diagnostics and general repairs. We are able to service any make and model of vehicles. We

BKT Motors
64 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

Established in 1989, our team of skilled mechanics have over 25 years experience in the mechanical industry and have been committed to delivering high-quality repairs and

Mobile Auto Solutions
56 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic and MOT tester. 30 years experience in all makes and repairs, conversant with modern control systems and emission control. Car, light commercial and motor

Transylvania Repairs
7 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Transylvania Repairs are a small, professional and enthusiastic team. Delivering high quality work with top notch communication. We aim to provide an honest and fair ser

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Starter Motor Repair in Colchester
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. 

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