Starter Motor Repair in Herne Bay

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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 Herne Bay (44 found)
L/B Automotive
10 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
5.0 / 5

Welcome to LB Automotive based in Canterbury, Kent. We operate as a mobile mechanic and cover the county of Kent. Our available services are: - Timing belts - Timing

The Vehicle Workshop
196 Jobs Completed
Hernebay
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business, with over 25 years experience with 15 years at maindealers covering Ford, Vauxhall and Toyota. We have honest and friendly staff who have gr

Horizon Motor Group Ltd.
172 Jobs Completed
Wingham
4.9 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Protyre - Canterbury Treadmark Tyres
88 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
4.3 / 5

Paul and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Treadmark Tyres joined the Protyre network in 2016. The cent

Westbere Garage
123 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
3.6 / 5

We are a quality-minded garage based in Canterbury. We are also the largest independent garage in Canterbury. Our customers are proud of the top quality, professional

Formula One Autocentres - Canterbury
188 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
3.0 / 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

S And T Fleet Support
102 Jobs Completed
Hernebay
4.6 / 5

S & T Fleet Support works throughout London and South East. We operate as fully mobile mechanics, meaning that we will repair your vehicle at your home, workplace

Carbulance
176 Jobs Completed
Herne Common
4.8 / 5

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Elite Garages Canterbury
Member since 03 March 2021
Canterbury

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Motorline Hyundai - Canterbury
Member since 22 April 2016
CANTERBURY

Hyundai Main Dealer. Servicing, Warranty and repair works carried out by Hyundai trained Technicians. All parts and labour carry a 2 year guarantee. All fitted parts

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Broadstairs
Member since 11 December 2015
Broadstairs

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, wi

County Garage Ford
Member since 05 May 2016
Herne Bay

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at County Garage Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

York Road MOT Centre
Member since 08 February 2018
Herne Bay

At York Road MOT Centre our engineers can undertake a full range of mechanical repairs on any make or model of car. This includes full auto electrical diagnostics, fault

Harbour Garage (Whitstable)
Member since 17 November 2015
Whitstable

As your local Kia dealership in Whitstable, Kent we can offer you a complete range of support services from Kia servicing to Kia extended warranties, kia accessories and

Perrys Canterbury
Member since 22 August 2014
Canterbury

Welcome to Perrys Cantebury, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean tha

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Starter Motor Repair in Herne Bay
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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