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22nd February 2017
“Great service would happily recommend to friends and family”

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Ford Transit Connect • Starter motor replacement

13th February 2017
“They did a good job and I am very pleased. The alternator he replaced had been factory fitted and so on the car since 2000. That made it tricky to get off but they did it & my car is working fine again Good mechanics with experience. I would happily recommend to anyone.“
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Ford Cougar • Alternator replacement


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11th February 2017
“Peter was great and did a super job replacing my starter motor. Ace.”

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Volkswagen Transporter T5 • Starter motor replacement

4th February 2017
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Peugeot 206 • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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8th February 2017
“Kalim was very good and kept me up to date all the way through”

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Toyota Yaris • Starter motor replacement

9th April 2015
“Excellent service from start to finish ”

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Ford Fiesta • Clutch plate, cover & release bearing replacement


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77 Reviews

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23rd January 2017
“John Greystrong provided an excellent service. Very knowledgable and professional. I was very pleased with the work he carried out. ”

ADRIAN

Vauxhall/Opel Vectra-C • Starter motor replacement

19th January 2017
“Superb! Paid attention to every little detail! Thank you”

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BMW 1 Series • Pre-purchase Inspection


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96 Reviews

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19th January 2017
“Best mechanic ever.”

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Peugeot 1007 • Starter motor replacement

26th January 2017
“Darran was great and I like the feedback and cummication we had while he was here once again he was great ”

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Renault Megane II • Electric window motor relay 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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