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202 Reviews


Voller Mechanics

Salisbury , 17 years of experience

19th August 2018
“Excellent job arrived on time in horrible weather and replaced the starter motor quickly with no fuss.”


Ford Focus • Starter motor replacement

17th July 2018
“He had to reschedule at the last minute, but his communication was clear and polite, and when he arrived he was friendly, prompt and efficient in dealing with the radiator replacement to my motorhome In the driveway where my vehicle was stranded. He clearly had expertise with commercial vans and motorhomes, unlike many mechanics, and explained what he was doing as he worked. I had a 250 mile journey home without any issues.“


Fiat Ducato • Radiator replacement


55 Reviews


Snape’s Garage Ltd

Aylesford , 5 years of experience

16th August 2018
“Richard was punctual, very friendly and very thorough,
great job done. I am very happy with the service I received.”


Chevrolet Spark • Starter motor replacement

24th July 2018
“Very friendly, kept me informed of when he would arrive. Very efficient service, can’t fault the experience at all. Would highly recommend and will use this mechanic again!”


Fiat 500 • Suspension lower arm replacement - front

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84 Reviews


Brendan Nawrocki

Bolton , 20 years of experience

15th August 2018
“Brendan was on time, fitted the part I requested with no fuss. Great lad, great service.”


Ford Transit Connect • Starter motor replacement

14th June 2018
“Brendan was brilliant, very knowledgeable,polite and friendly. Very easy to to talk to,would definitely use this service again, no more waiting around in back street garages charging a fortune.”


BMW 5 Series • Parking brake freeplay check & adjust

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16 Reviews


Glasgow Autos Ltd

Glasgow , 20 years of experience

14th August 2018
“Yousaf and Glasgow Autos were great , car was in for a major service and a starter motor change - starter motor on my car was a nightmare of a job but the garage stayed in touch and let me know at every step what work was done or was still required. Car developed a water leak after being in the garage ( starter motor removal included removing a lot of coolant pipes and coolant items ) but staff very helpful and offered to take the jeep back in to correct this. Overall very pleasant experience with the garage. sometimes jobs are difficult and some snags can happen but the customer service and the friendlyness made this a lot less stressful than it could have been.

Well recommended.




Jeep Cherokee • Starter motor replacement

31st August 2017
“I was in hospital at the time and couldn't have been happier with the stress free service. Mechanic spoke with my mum to hand over keys and car was ready the same day. Will definitely use them again. Thank you .”


Audi A1 • Suspension Noise Inspection


19 Reviews


14th August 2018
“Inderjit is quite knowledgeable, polite and communicated all the time. Though he is still repairing my car but he is giving his 100%. Promise to fix and get the car moving.”


Vauxhall Antara • Starter motor replacement

13th August 2018
“Yes mechanic was very helpful ! On time ! And spotted problems that the mot centre did not find ! And was very honest ! No beating around the bush !”


BMW 3 Series • Wheel bearing replacement - rear (one)

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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