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7 Reviews

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20th November 2017
“Great work. Quick and efficient. Highly recommended.”

GAVIN

Ford Focus • Starter motor replacement

18th October 2017
“I was concerned not seeing where my car was going, but Rash was very polite and friendly, collected my car promptly and returned it within the day. a great experience all round….. ”

DAVID

Mitsubishi Colt • Full Service


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63 Reviews

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20th November 2017
“Simon did a great job. New starter installed very quickly and runs perfect ever since.
Had to change install date due to unavailable parts but comms were good and rearranged easily.
Recommended. ”

ANDREW

Land Rover Freelander • Starter motor replacement

14th November 2016
“Very happy with the whole service from start to finish, will be recommending to friends and family ”

NADINE

Vauxhall/Opel Meriva-A • Rear brake pads (all) replacement


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Mars Mechanics

Borth , 25 years of experience


18th November 2017
“Did a great job, car now working perfectly. ”

HEFIN

Peugeot 308 • Starter motor replacement

26th January 2016
“On time, knew what he was doing and did the job quick. ”

GWENNO

Renault Megane II • Battery replacement


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309 Reviews

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Motors Express

Dartford , 19 years of experience


14th November 2017
“Great service. Very efficient, would recommend without hesitation. ”

MICHAEL

Toyota Avensis • Starter motor replacement

1st November 2017
“Excellent service. Thanks v much”

MARCUS

Land Rover Discovery 4 • Front brake disc (both) replacement - including pads


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185 Reviews

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Lm Mobile Mechanic

Sale , 12 years of experience


9th November 2017
“First class service, friendly, efficient & helpful, would highly recommend.”

DAVID

Peugeot 307 • Starter motor replacement

21st September 2016
“Lee was very friendly and efficient. A great job completed!”

NICK

Mercedes-Benz A-Class • Front brake pads (all) 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
Car2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£375 - £415 Independent Garage Est.£260 - £287 ClickMechanic Est.£259 - £286 Saving30%
Car2003 Toyota Avensis Verso/Picnic/SportsVan Franchise Dealer Est.£312 - £349 Independent Garage Est.£237 - £265 ClickMechanic Est.£237 - £265 Saving24%
Car2004 Fiat Multipla Franchise Dealer Est.£204 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£162 - £184 ClickMechanic Est.£161 - £183 Saving20%
Car2011 Seat Leon Franchise Dealer Est.£367 - £405 Independent Garage Est.£281 - £310 ClickMechanic Est.£280 - £310 Saving23%
Car2004 Citroen C8 Franchise Dealer Est.£204 - £392 Independent Garage Est.£141 - £299 ClickMechanic Est.£141 - £298 Saving26%

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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