Starter Motor Repair in Reading

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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 Reading (141 found)
Car Services in Reading
7 Jobs Completed
Reading
5.0 / 5

Car Services in Reading is a car repair and maintenance company which came into existence in 2001. We wanted to change the perspective of customers towards car maintenanc

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Reading
227 Jobs Completed
Reading
4.9 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Delilahs Mobile Mechanics (RDC)
914 Jobs Completed
Finchampstead
4.9 / 5

Originally established in 2016 as Delilahs Mobile Mechanics. RDC Auto care has been the leading and award winning mobile repair service of South East England. There is n

NK MOT LTD
146 Jobs Completed
Reading
4.8 / 5

At NK MOT Ltd we have experience in providing a comprehensive range of vehicle repairs and maintenance services as well as vehicle MOT tests to customers within the Readi

Formula One Autocentres - Reading
244 Jobs Completed
Reading
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

The Servicing Master Centre LTD
129 Jobs Completed
Reading
4.4 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable Car Garage In Reading look no further, we are The Servicing Masters. We specialize in Servicing, Wheel alignment and tracking, Air Con re

Bracknell Tyre & Battery - Team Protyre
102 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
3.8 / 5

Bracknell Tyre & Battery, team Protyre was originally opened in 1982 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2009. Protyre Bracknell has been extensively refur

Auto-Mobile Tech
203 Jobs Completed
Reading
5.0 / 5

Auto-Mobile Tech is here to deliver you quality mobile repairs wherever you are, eliminating the stress and hassle that comes with going to a garage. With over 20 years e

Cardiff Rd Tyres and Mechanical Garage
96 Jobs Completed
READING
4.3 / 5

We are specialist in tyres (part worn & new) and mechanical Repairs as well as MOT testing. We are very competitive on Prices some of the starting prices are as bel

Whip Wizards
29 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
3.3 / 5

At Whip Wizards we take pride in our work to ensure 100% customer satisfaction, with over 50 car and van spaces we can ensure to take care of all your vehicle needs. We s

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
513 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
4.9 / 5

Welcome to ASJ Mobile Mechanic. Myself (Jay) and fellow mechanic Allen have over 35 years experience combined in delivering quality repairs on all makes and models of car

JS Autos Mobile Mechanic
297 Jobs Completed
Bramley
4.9 / 5

Located in Bramley, Hampshire we cover the local area Including Basingstoke, Newbury, Reading, Andover and surrounding areas. We repair all types of vehicles and all t

Fair price repairs
247 Jobs Completed
Binfield
4.8 / 5

Mobile mechanic all tools carried on board I carry out diagnostic repairs Cambelts clutches exhaust work suspension work brakes engine work mobile servicing at your home

Bosch Service Centre - Automotive Engineers
74 Jobs Completed
Reading
3.0 / 5

Based in the Reading area and comprising of full service, repair and MOT garage and vehicle body and accident repair centre. We are just on the edge of Reading town centr

MH Motor Experts LTD
310 Jobs Completed
Wokingham
4.5 / 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

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Starter Motor Repair in Reading
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 Reading bookings

4.56

9 reviews

How much does Starter Motor cost in Reading?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Starter Motor is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Reading for Starter Motor on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Starter Motor Cost by Car Make in Reading
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Renault£239.73
Ford£230.47
Vauxhall£325.51
Volkswagen£269.20
BMW£292.64

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/07/2021 and 28/10/2021.