Starter Motor repair & replacement made easy

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Armz Motors

London , 15 years of experience


16th June 2018
“Work is carried out excellent , well done. Thank you very much. Very happy with works carried out by professional mechanic.”

ALEXANDER

Volkswagen Touran • Starter motor replacement

1st July 2016
“What a lovely friendly person. It makes such a difference to get such good customer service. Ahmed was very polite and courteous. Fixed the problem in no time. Would highly recommend your company. Thank you.”

JOLENE

Ford Fiesta • Door mirror replacement - one


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Deutschwerx Ltd

Newport , 21 years of experience


15th June 2018
“Grant was very friendly, efficient, knowledgable, i really can't praise him enough, especially since his whole mornings work prior to us had cost him money cos he'd had a NO show with a c/c that didn't work.
well done Grant and driver.“

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IAN

Lexus GS 300 • Starter motor replacement

24th May 2018
“Nice lad very efficient.Job done on time.I am very happy but this survey is f.ckin annoying .”

ANDRZEJ

Peugeot 207 • Alternator belt replacement


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15th June 2018
“The mechanic Mark was proficient , efficient ,friendly and a tidy worker . Many thanks .”

GLEN

Renault Megane • Starter motor replacement


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147 Reviews

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London , 5 years of experience


15th June 2018
“Joseph was punctual and friendly. He checked that the starter motor was the actual problem. he then checked the part he had brought was correct. he completed the work at the roadside in less than an hour. car started fine, and has done so since.“
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RIMAL

Land Rover Freelander 2 • Starter motor replacement

14th July 2017
“Joseph was very knowledgeable and professional, friendly and thorough. I highly recommend both Joseph and Click Mechanic.”

MATTHEW

Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Pre-purchase Inspection


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56 Reviews

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14th June 2018
“Kevin was great, turned up bang on time, got straight to the job and sorted it no problem, also identified and informed me of a couple of minor issues he came across en route. Car now starts like a dream. First class! many thanks“
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PAUL

Volkswagen Polo • Starter motor replacement

2nd February 2018
“Kevin was polite, helpful and kept me informed. He even came back the next day to check something out for me. ”

KARENNA

Honda CR-V • Diagnostic Inspection

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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