Starter Motor Repair in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh (194 found)
D And G Autocare - Edinburgh West
963 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.6 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

D&G Autocare - Musselburgh
579 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
4.8 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

DSD Garage Services LTD
116 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.8 / 5

Experts in vehicle servicing, repairs and diagnostics on all makes and models. PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall) specialists. We believe finding the fault correctly fi

The Garage..
477 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.5 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in provi

Williamson Bros
9 Jobs Completed
Gorebridge
5.0 / 5

Williamson Bros Garage Services offer a friendly and competitive service where nothing is too much trouble. We’re an independently owned garage owned and run by Paul Col

Multifix Garage
367 Jobs Completed
Elgin Street, Dunfermline
4.8 / 5

Here at Multifix our passion is to deliver you with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 25 years’ experience, we cover all makes and models and a va

SAS STEERING ALIGNMENT SERVICES
21 Jobs Completed
Dunsyre
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, commercial engineer specialising in geometry correction of commercial vehicles. Servicing and repairs of car and light commercial. Batteries, bulbs, alte

Fife Autocentre - Kirkcaldy
319 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

E-Vehicles
177 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Please note this portal (Who can fix my car) is not a free service and all quotes come with a job fee. Charged by who can fix my car . If a quote is accepted by you then

Steins Garage Edinburgh
648 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Craig Stein Kindly requests that you check our Reviews on this fab website & on Google.(Check Daniels Google Review) Dated 11th December!

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
770 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.5 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

Fife Autocentre - Glenrothes
173 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

LVS Garage Services
147 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.9 / 5

LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 30 years. Our specialist team of Technicians provide a personal and friendly s

D&G Autocare - Kirkcaldy
193 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.8 / 5

With 16 garages across Central Scotland in Dunfermline, Fife, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and East Kilbride offering the best deals in tyres and car repairs visit your loc

Robert Hutchison Service Center
30 Jobs Completed
Leven
5.0 / 5

We are a well-established independent garage based in Kennoway near Leven, who have been in operation since 1986. We run an exceptionally clean and tidy workshop, from t

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Starter Motor Repair in Edinburgh
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 in Edinburgh bookings

5.00

4 reviews