Starter Motor Repair in Portslade

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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 Portslade (45 found)
Frosts Cars - Shoreham-by-Sea
348 Jobs Completed
Shoreham-by-Sea
4.4 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester

PJE Automotive Ltd
71 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.7 / 5

Here at PJE Automotive our quality of engineering expertise and customer service is “second to none”. To tell the truth, we are proud of the high standards that we achiev

Elite Garages Brighton
93 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.9 / 5

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

Rivervale Cars Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Portslade
3.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Robins Garage
386 Jobs Completed
Hove
4.6 / 5

I am an IMI qualified mechanic and MOT tester with over 14 years experience. We have experienced and friendly technicians. We take all jobs! Full service, mot repair

All In One Garage
37 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.4 / 5

Hi welcome to All In One Garage Thank you for dropping by. All In One Garage we provide MOTs, Servicing, Repairs and a mobile service to all makes and models. Our t

A Star Garage
217 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.9 / 5

We are based in Brighton and it's a new business I've been a mechanic for last 8 years.

Beaconsfield Mot and Service centre ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.7 / 5

"Local Business, Trading for over 20 years.Within walking distance from london Road.Carrying out mots and repairs to all makes and models of cars.Welding, Tyres, Exhausts

SB Motors
17 Jobs Completed
Hove
5.0 / 5

SB Motors are a family owned and managed business, based in Hove, East Sussex. Established in 1999, our humble beginnings were as a mobile mechanic service, which we rapi

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Brighton
4 Job Completed
Brighton
5.0 / 5

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

Strafford Service Centre
6 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.5 / 5

Fraser and his team of mechanics at Strafford Service Centre operate a fully equipped large workshop with mobile facilities based in the heart of Brighton. The business h

Bens Mobile Mechanics
2 Job Completed
Hurstpierpoint
5.0 / 5

I pride myself on being a trustworthy and reliable mechanic. I offer a quality mobile service with 15 years experience.

ATS Euromaster Brighton West
10 Jobs Completed
Portslade
5.0 / 5

ATS Euromaster Brighton West is an award winning Service Centre and was accredited Tyre Centre of the Year at the prestigious Tyre and Fast-Fit (TAFF) Awards 2012. Here,

Golding Barn Garage
3 Job Completed
Smalldole
5.0 / 5

"We are a fast moving modern garage, that puts our customers first. We take care of everything car related. From your general maintenance right through to restorations. W

Tates (Pyecombe)
Member since 25 October 2021
Brighton

Whether you’re looking for a funky Kia Soul, a versatile Kia Sportage or a nifty Kia Picanto you’re guaranteed to find your perfect match at Tates Kia. Visit our spacious

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Starter Motor Repair in Portslade
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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