Starter Motor Repair in Whitehaven

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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 Whitehaven (10 found)
Gates Tyres Workington - Team Protyre (Lilyhall)
100 Jobs Completed
Lillyhall
4.8 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Workington, Lillyhall Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our cust

Protyre Workington
114 Jobs Completed
Workington
4.7 / 5

Lucy and her team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MOT

gates tyres
Member since 09 August 2022
Workington

all aspects of servicing

Myers & Bowman
Member since 09 August 2022
Workington

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West Coast Cars
Member since 09 August 2022
Workington

"Welcome to West coast cars, this family company is dedicated to supplying customers with the quality and service very few companies can match. Here we can offer you a pr

McKenzie Travel Ltd
Member since 09 August 2022
Workington

"McKenzie Travel Ltd is a family run business established in 1994, we began as a minibus company with wheelchair accessible vehicles. When we outgrew our garage and had

Walkingshaw (Workington)
Member since 09 August 2022
Workington

Walkingshaw Workington is a long established respected company built on traditional family values, customer care, and integrity. This is a company that genuinely takes pr

East Road Garage
Member since 09 August 2022
Egremont

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

Elite Autocare & MOT Centre
Member since 09 August 2022
Egremont

"We have the newest and most advanced ATL (Automated Test Lane) MOT test facilites in Cumbria. All our staff are City & Guilds qualified mechanics for your peace of mind

Copeland Motor Repairs
Member since 09 August 2022
Egremont

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Starter Motor Repair in Whitehaven
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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