Starter Motor repair & replacement made easy

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Wrench hand blue

34 Reviews


12th April 2018
“Theo was a fantastic mechanic he did his job and beyond, I was told by green flag that it was my starter motor ..
Theo wanted to make sure the car started up we found out it wasn’t the starter motor and told me the bad new of the engine cam belt has snapped and showed me just as well.

If I need another mobile mechanic I would most definitely ask for Theo as he really knows what he is talking about and knows his job .
He is a very down to earth guy and will explain anything you ask of need to know .
Thank you for all of your help today“



Peugeot 206 • Starter motor replacement

14th January 2018
“Everything went to plan. Theo arrived on time, did the job and explained things in a friendly manner, and tidied up.”


Vauxhall Zafira • Complete exhaust system replacement

Wrench hand blue

229 Reviews


Miles Motor Mechanics

Little Burstead, Essex , 5 years of experience

12th April 2018
“Miles was brilliant, turned up 10 mins early for the 2 hour time slot which is always a bonus and got right to work. Was finished in 40 mins and car works terrifically.”


Vauxhall Corsa • Starter motor replacement

17th February 2018
“Took 8 days to get the part and fix. Just couldn't get the right size. Initially slow to keep me updated but then Miles really put himself out.
You have to admire his tenacity. All credit to him.”


Vauxhall Astra • Door mirror glass replacement - electrically adjusted - one


210 Reviews


D Pyart

Derbyshire , 25 years of experience

10th April 2018
“Darren was friendly, on time, efficient and everything appears good on the repair. I would definately recommend ClickMechanic to family and friends.”


Volvo C30 • Starter motor replacement

9th November 2017
“Darren was fantastic. !!! Did what I needed done. Excellent. Will definitely recommend him and this company. ”


Peugeot 807 • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection

Wrench hand blue

3 Reviews


Magotrans Ltd

Edgware , 8 years of experience

10th April 2018
“5 star service. I had such trouble getting a mobile mechanic to even return a call. With ClickMechanic, I got a price and a time slot. I even got the mechanics name and his phone number. Excellent service.”


BMW 7 Series • Starter motor replacement

15th April 2018
“Very good ..............................................................................................”


Audi Q5 • Auxiliary drive belt tensioner replacement


246 Reviews


9th April 2018
“Great service, Car fixed in no time at all. Was able to arrive earlier than planned so called to check this would suit us. Highly recommend.”


Citroen C1 • Starter motor replacement

14th December 2017
“Darren was on time, very polite, fast and efficient. I was completely happy with his performance and manner. I will definitely use you again Darren was a big part of my reason why.
Scott ”


BMW 3 Series • 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
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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