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“Excellent job, arrived when they said they would, did the job and were on their way. Friendly and efficient.”

Ford Transit Connect • Starter motor replacement

“First time I have used your service and didn't know what to expect. The whole experience was great. I know that my 24 year old Nissan 100NX has been thoroughly serviced by an experienced mechanic and am now re-assured that my car is fit for purpose for the rest of the year.
From start to finish the service has been professional and user friendly in every respect.
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Nissan 100NX • Interim Service


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Motors Express

Dartford , 19 years of experience

“Very quick response but I need a call back as water has leaked all over the drivers floor mat and I am concerned as to where this water has come from during the repair?”

Ford Focus • Starter motor replacement

“The chap was fantastic and I will be telling everyone how good your service is thank you much take care ”

Suzuki Grand Vitara • Radiator replacement


80 Reviews


Modern Diesels

Skinningrove , 25 years of experience

“Stewart was very friendly more than happy with the work excellent ”

BMW 5 Series • Starter motor replacement

“Stewart was really helpful. Totally not his fault he didn't have better news for me but he told me about the potentially very expensive repair in a very sympathetic way!”

Seat Ibiza • Cooling and Heating Inspection


51 Reviews


Mersey Garages

Liverpool , 30 years of experience

“Mersey garages was great thanks”

Peugeot Boxer III • Starter motor replacement

“Mersey Garages are by far the best I have used. Honest and detailed communication and advice from the whole team. I would have no hesitation in commending them and I will be using only Mersey Garages from now on.



Nissan Juke • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


97 Reviews


Blox Services

Farnborough , 40 years of experience

“Thank you very much, your man Martin did a great job. Thank you too, now that I have found an organisation one can rely upon. You will be highly recommended.”

Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-A • Starter motor replacement

“Very helpful, fitted parts to Car as quote, only to find the rac were wrong ref problem to car, Martin got the car going, but advised taking to main dealer to look into ”

Volkswagen Golf VI • Fuel pump 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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