Ignition Switch repair & replacement made easy

Low cost ignition switch repairs at your home or office. Get a free quote and book online with one of our mobile mechanics today.

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34 Reviews


Snape’s Garage Ltd

Aylesford , 5 years of experience

26th May 2018
“its so easy with the deal , i booked my car what is the problem was, until they find me a qualified mob mechanic , So Richard mechanic call me day before , he would like to take to job to do it, i accepted, time and date, yes early saturday morning, he come and fix the the car quickly , and i am so happy .
it isn`t the first time i used the clickMechanic, i am happy with they service provide good mechanic, yes i will recommend for 5 star , friends and family,
Dartford/ kent

Nadir Korkmaz“



Nissan Micra • Starter/ignition switch replacement

4th June 2018
“Very happy with the work Richard has done think he got more than he bargained for but all sorted now, glad to be back on the road”


Ford Focus CC • Alternator replacement


5 Reviews


Expert Motors

Halesowen , 5 years of experience

22nd May 2018
“Was very pleased with Ben Carried out and completed job on car no hassle at all thanks”


Vauxhall Corsa • Starter/ignition switch replacement

11th June 2018
“I could not fault Ben. Very polite, friendly and efficient. He turned up when he said he would, and completed the work in time for me to set out on my holiday when planned, which was a great relief. So far, everything is working well. So convenient to get this done at home. No mess and no hassle. Many thanks.“


Vauxhall Zafira • Timing belt/chain replacement


66 Reviews



Cheshunt , 22 years of experience

21st March 2018
“Dude was terrific, right old geezer!!! Came in did his job fast and effective, spot on. Definitely recommend.
Mohamed Shahnoor”


Honda Accord • Starter/ignition switch replacement

21st June 2017
“No problems, arrived on time and fitted the part in about 20 minutes and left, no fuss at all”


Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Exhaust pipe replacement - rear/tail/silencer


39 Reviews


Just Call Mechanics

Kenley , 13 years of experience

14th March 2018
“Theo, was a little late but he did phone to say that he was on his way but there was heavy traffic.
When he arrived he apologized for the late arrival, Theo sorted the problem and did a repair in a very short time.
His work was good and he left the job clean and tidy.“


Vauxhall Corsa • Starter/ignition switch replacement

6th March 2018
“Overheating BMW Mini. I had initially called a local Mini specialist garage to book the car in for investigation & repair. I suspected it was a dodgy thermostat - but the garage thought the water pump was likely to be the issue (engine removal required to repair). .. I wasn't confident in the garage's opinion.

I found ClickMechanic and got a quote of less than £100 for fitting a thermostat - hence went ahead and booked a slot at a time of my choosing (2 hr window).

Theo turned up when expected and appeared confident that it wouldn't take long to replace the thermostat (which requires battery + battery tray removal to access)...

I was amazed when he knocked on the door to tell me he was done. He showed me the old part - which was proven to be faulty and stayed until he was confident that the cooling system was working properly.

The total cost was less than £120 & it was completely hassle free. I will definitely be using again.“



MINI Mini • Thermostat replacement


40 Reviews


Avs Servicing

Wrexham , 10 years of experience

8th March 2018
“Could not be more happy, Althougth more parts required, that's manufacturers fault not Garys fault. He will make do and mend after all customers need their cars running like normal so he does what he needs to do for customer satisfaction.”


Nissan Micra • Starter/ignition switch replacement

24th June 2016
“Great job carried out by Adam, will be using his services again!”


Renault Kangoo II/Kangoo Be Bop • Service - Minor

Want to learn more about Ignition Switch repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an Ignition Switch do?

The ignition switch, or starter switch, is a switch that controls the ignition system. When you turn the key to start the car the switch will direct electricity from the battery to the rest of the ignition system activating the starter solenoid and motor, in turn activating the engine. Additionally, it enables electricity from the battery to reach most other electrical components in the car.

How do you know there is something wrong with an Ignition Switch?

  • When the car does not start.
  • When starting the car is problematic.
  • When the engine cuts out after starting.
  • When components powered by the electrical system do not work like the radio or lights.

When should you consider an Ignition Switch replacement?

Seeing that the ignition switch is the component that enables electricity to reach most vital components of a car it is important the switch works correctly. Over time, the switch's condition might deteriorate due to extensive use and might be unable to provide a solid electrical connection. Especially the ignition's lock cylinder is prone to wear.

Should you experience problems with an ignition switch then it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Remember, the ignition switch should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Ignition Switch replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the ignition system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the ignition system and ignition switch by way of the spark tester to establish what fault there is in the system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the ignition switch.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will check if the system works properly again.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make any adjustments.

How much does an Ignition Switch Replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the ignition switch depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having an ignition switch replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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