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417 Reviews


Motors Express

Dartford , 19 years of experience

21st February 2018
“It was a great experience comes recommended even when supplied with faulty part he made time to come back the following day.”


Fiat Panda • Starter motor replacement

4th July 2017
“The guys were punctual, polite and pretty quick. If they are typical of your service I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would use them again without reservation.”


Citroen C3 I/II/First/Classic • Clutch replacement


117 Reviews


Nicks Autos

Liverpool , 5 years of experience

21st February 2018
“Nick was a courteous and very professional gentleman who arrived when he said he would, refused a cuppa, just got stuck in and carried out the work expertly and in good time. He fitted a new starter motor on my VW Eos and it worked immediately.
I can’t praise him enough; a lovely, lovely bloke who did a great job!
I’m very pleased with ClickMechanic and would use again and recommend to others.“



Volkswagen Eos • Starter motor replacement

7th February 2018
“Very pleased with this service. Wish I’d found you ages ago! Nick was great. I had one small query, but Nick came straight back. All seems good with my full service on my Skoda. Thanks.”


Skoda Octavia • Major Service

Wrench hand blue

1 Reviews


Sld Auto Repairs

Hengoed , 25 years of experience

20th February 2018
“I am extremely happy with the service! My car was collected, fixed and returned all in the same day. I will definitely use this service again!!! And recommend to all!!!”


Ford Fiesta • Starter motor replacement

Wrench hand blue

13 Reviews


16th February 2018
“Adrian was great and fixed my starter motor in no time at all. I was so pleased,he ended up with a hug. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”


Vauxhall Corsa • Starter motor replacement

13th August 2016
“wii use again 5+++++”


Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic II • Rear driver's side - electric window motor relay replacement


11 Reviews


16th February 2018
“Very good, starter seems t work perfectly so far all first time starts. punctual and straightforward.”


BMW 1 Series • Starter motor replacement

7th February 2018
“Dario was honest, friendly and I am happy with the completed cam belt replacement. I would use him again.”


Vauxhall Astra • Timing belt/chain replacement

How much does a Starter Motor repair cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2003 Volkswagen Golf Franchise Dealer Est.£255 - £461 Independent Garage Est.£175 - £346 ClickMechanic Est.£176 - £347 Saving27%
Car2000 Audi RS4 Franchise Dealer Est.£568 - £750 Independent Garage Est.£260 - £411 ClickMechanic Est.£264 - £415 Saving48%
Car2005 Proton Persona Franchise Dealer Est.£230 - £255 Independent Garage Est.£192 - £213 ClickMechanic Est.£193 - £213 Saving16%
Car2002 Toyota Yaris Franchise Dealer Est.£166 - £230 Independent Garage Est.£123 - £177 ClickMechanic Est.£123 - £177 Saving24%
Car2007 Nissan Qashqai+2 Franchise Dealer Est.£194 - £453 Independent Garage Est.£143 - £358 ClickMechanic Est.£144 - £359 Saving22%

Want to learn more about Starter Motor repairs?

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

What does a Starter Motor do?

The starter motor is an electrical motor attached to the engine's flywheel that assists in starting the engine's car. As you turn the key to start the car the starter motor is activated and will drive the flywheel to start the actual engine. Once the engine has started the starter motor will automatically switch off.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Starter Motor?

  • When the engine does not start when turning the key to start the car.
  • When the starter motor makes more noise than is usually the case.
  • When there is a clicking noise when turning the ignition key.
  • When starting the car is more problematic than usual.

When should you consider a Starter Motor replacement?

Over time problems can occur with the starter motor due extensive use. You could find that the car will not start or has trouble starting properly. In some cases it can be that the starter motor has worn out. In other cases it can malfunction, usually due to a short circuit in the system. Other times parts of the motor can rust, it might be that the electrical connectors have been affected, preventing an adequate flow of current to reach the motor.

Should you experience an issue like this or those listed earlier, then it is advisable to have the starter motor inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the starter motor is a component that is especially prone to wear it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Starter Motor replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the starter motor and electrics of the ignition system.
  • Mechanic will subject the ignition system to a voltage test.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the starter motor.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will start the engine to establish whether the starter motor works correctly.

How much does a Starter Motor replacement cost?

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

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