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77 Reviews


Onsite Autos

Kingston , 11 years of experience

13th October 2018
“Shahid was very knowledgeable, extremely quick and polite. He identified the problem that caused my starter motor to fail and ensured it wouldn't happen again with the new starter motor he installed. Definitely 5 out of 5 in my book.”


MG ZT • Starter motor replacement

30th May 2017
“Although Shahid came to diagnose the car a day earlier which was really good, I asked for a short report to be provided to me so that I can fully understand what the problem is and this was not produced.”


Volkswagen Golf VI • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


12 Reviews


13th October 2018
“Great service for the second time. Good communication. They picked it up earlier and dropped it off the next day as promised. Definitely recommend to others and will use again. Thank you!”


Land Rover Range Rover • Starter motor replacement

1st October 2018
“I was kept updated all the way through the job from picking up my car right through to collection. Very fast service when I needed it to be and at a very good price. Excellent all round service.”


Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Water pump replacement


221 Reviews


Industry Approved

London , 5 years of experience

10th October 2018
“Joseph was very easy to deal with went out of his way
Supplier gave him wrong part at first
but he went on to get the right part very happy with his work”


Vauxhall Meriva • Starter motor replacement

23rd August 2017
“Joseph was very helpful, friendly and polite. He did arrive late because of a serious motorway holdup but rang me in good time to make sure I knew he was coming and that it would be OK to arrive late, which it was.”


Mercedes-Benz E-Class • Noise When Braking Inspection


27 Reviews


Jnd Autotech

Lancing , 22 years of experience

10th October 2018
“I was very pleased with the quality of the work carried out,very friendly and polite.would happily recommend”


Fiat Scudo • Starter motor replacement

3rd August 2015
“Very professional ”


Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • Front ball joint replacement - lower


9 Reviews



Newcastle Upon Tyne , 30 years of experience

9th October 2018
“David was very good collected car polite and friendly knowledgeable very happy with work carried out”


Fiat Grande Punto • Starter motor replacement

2nd August 2018
“Dave was very good - excellent service.
Dave was very good - excellent service.”


BMW 3 Series • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

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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