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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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These estimates may include Starter motor - inertia and Starter motor - pre-engaged

52 manufacturers for Starter Motor Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £176 - £473

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 256

£360

£221 - £465

£312 - £630

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Audi

Parts costs: £209 - £459

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 2758

£384

£254 - £494

£367 - £745

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Austin

Parts costs: £99 - £248

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 30

£172

£139 - £252

£199 - £338

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Bentley

Parts costs: £271 - £453

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 4

£443

£316 - £558

£415 - £812

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BMW

Parts costs: £192 - £415

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4377

£350

£240 - £440

£370 - £689

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £134 - £161

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£199

£195 - £195

£282 - £282

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £190 - £553

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 384

£379

£216 - £507

£279 - £644

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £208 - £336

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 626

£302

£231 - £325

£298 - £433

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Citroen

Parts costs: £157 - £346

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4189

£278

£203 - £364

£271 - £483

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Dacia

Parts costs: £116 - £350

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 58

£258

£177 - £353

£261 - £471

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £121 - £417

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 41

£270

£167 - £393

£236 - £508

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £187 - £511

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 33

£339

£232 - £470

£314 - £600

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Dodge

Parts costs: £151 - £462

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 112

£353

£191 - £430

£261 - £553

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DS

Parts costs: £287 - £523

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£414

£340 - £512

£451 - £674

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Fiat

Parts costs: £184 - £389

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3047

£296

£230 - £375

£297 - £473

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Ford

Parts costs: £169 - £369

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 13526

£278

£214 - £353

£283 - £450

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Honda

Parts costs: £234 - £570

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1188

£407

£279 - £538

£368 - £692

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £163 - £378

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1472

£287

£203 - £360

£268 - £459

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £322 - £459

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 35

£401

£373 - £433

£487 - £560

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Iveco

Parts costs: £303 - £388

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 89

£345

£339 - £369

£434 - £479

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £183 - £345

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 746

£308

£228 - £333

£341 - £467

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Jeep

Parts costs: £260 - £502

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 216

£393

£305 - £499

£409 - £674

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Kia

Parts costs: £189 - £396

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 797

£315

£234 - £376

£307 - £477

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Lancia

Parts costs: £217 - £261

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£282

£297 - £297

£420 - £420

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £232 - £546

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1558

£403

£277 - £506

£390 - £671

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LDV

Parts costs: £172 - £297

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 180

£260

£193 - £293

£249 - £388

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Lexus

Parts costs: £216 - £478

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 140

£388

£261 - £454

£380 - £626

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Maserati

Parts costs: £616 - £739

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£654

£662 - £662

£830 - £830

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Mazda

Parts costs: £203 - £446

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 744

£336

£248 - £417

£333 - £535

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £187 - £436

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 3225

£383

£233 - £500

£346 - £801

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MG

Parts costs: £153 - £288

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 171

£248

£198 - £300

£273 - £409

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MINI

Parts costs: £148 - £333

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 926

£304

£196 - £354

£310 - £542

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £205 - £403

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 363

£322

£250 - £381

£330 - £487

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Nissan

Parts costs: £186 - £418

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2226

£314

£232 - £394

£308 - £502

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Perodua

Parts costs: £259 - £310

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 5

£306

£279 - £304

£351 - £401

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £155 - £340

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 6072

£279

£201 - £359

£274 - £486

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £183 - £312

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 36

£284

£213 - £341

£278 - £468

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Porsche

Parts costs: £209 - £422

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 59

£373

£267 - £437

£367 - £592

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Proton

Parts costs: £93 - £208

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£189

£138 - £220

£165 - £263

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Renault

Parts costs: £156 - £368

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4541

£316

£201 - £408

£268 - £549

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Rover

Parts costs: £116 - £438

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 473

£269

£146 - £411

£200 - £529

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Saab

Parts costs: £158 - £454

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 352

£319

£203 - £439

£280 - £575

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SEAT

Parts costs: £171 - £368

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 650

£284

£217 - £352

£292 - £454

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Skoda

Parts costs: £204 - £366

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 485

£303

£249 - £351

£330 - £452

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Smart

Parts costs: £135 - £319

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 293

£308

£181 - £367

£253 - £521

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £181 - £493

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£313

£206 - £457

£267 - £584

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Subaru

Parts costs: £254 - £388

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 27

£347

£299 - £369

£390 - £474

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £122 - £272

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 347

£231

£167 - £282

£220 - £362

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Toyota

Parts costs: £186 - £417

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2387

£315

£231 - £393

£310 - £504

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £157 - £338

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 10827

£281

£203 - £332

£269 - £426

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £200 - £378

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4986

£324

£245 - £366

£339 - £489

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Volvo

Parts costs: £180 - £367

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 814

£291

£226 - £351

£320 - £471

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  • Aixam
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  • FSO
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a starter motor repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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