Starter Motor Repair in Livingston

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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 Livingston (41 found)
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

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 - Whitburn
168 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.1 / 5

Specialists in MOTs up to Class 7 * tyres, winter tyres, 4×4 tyres, cross country vehicle tyres * engine diagnostics * engine fault code diagnosis * timing belts for

PM Accident Repair Specialist Ltd.
14 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.5 / 5

PMG AUTO CARE : MOT/SERVICE /REPAIR AND DIAGNOSE /REPAIR ACCIDENT DAMAGE FOR INSURANCE/TRADE AND PUBLIC ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK

D&G Autocare - Livingston
304 Jobs Completed
Livingston
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,

CRS Garage & MOT Centre
56 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.6 / 5

...We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the vehicle repair & maintenance industry. Our main focus is our customers & their needs. We a

LJR COMMERCIAL LTD
2 Job Completed
Livingston
5.0 / 5

Great value for money I come to the customer

ACL SERVICE CENTRE
93 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.4 / 5

ACL Hire Ltd has continuously diversified to provide public and private sector needs in the vehicle sales, services and rental industry. With over 30 years experience

Knightsridge Garage
17 Jobs Completed
Livingston
5.0 / 5

"After your home, your car is often the most expensive item you will ever buy and when something goes wrong it can be a stressful and expensive experience to have your ca

Krypton Garage & MOT Centre (Krypton Tune)
20 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
5.0 / 5

****0% Interest Free Credit Available**** As a family run business Krypton Tune have been serving the West Lothian public and business sectors for over 35 years. Our ski

GTS Autocare
8 Jobs Completed
BLACKBURN
5.0 / 5

Local independent family run garage and mot centre class 4 and 7 at Gts Autocare we fix all makes and models of car's and van's and know the importance of getting your ca

Girdwoods Garage
5 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
3.7 / 5

Family owned business which has been running for 13 years. A complete one stop shop. We do all mechanical repairs, all bodywork repairs, MOTs, servicing, exhausts, tyre

Park's (Bathgate)
Member since 08 February 2023
Bathgate

Kia/Peugeot main dealer authorised repairers all makes servicing and mots

Western Toyota Edinburgh West
Member since 08 February 2023
Edinburgh

Western Toyota Edinburgh West offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on han

Garage services ltd
Member since 08 February 2023
Blackburn

Friendly great service at reasonable price

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Starter Motor Repair in Livingston
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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