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Our expert insights into starter motor replacement in Edinburgh

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What does a starter motor do?

The starter motor is the component responsible for turning over or ‘cranking’ the engine to start the car. Without a functioning starter motor, it’s not possible to start a car by using the ignition alone. The starter motor is a key component of a smooth running vehicle.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning starter motor?

Below is the top 3 symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your starter motor: If the 'Check Engine' warning light is on. When trying to start the car you hear a ‘clicking noise’. When trying to start the car you hear a grinding or whirring noise this may signify issues with your starter motor.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your starter motor replacement in Edinburgh. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we do a starter motor replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will: Inspect the starter motor and the parts around it for any potential issues. Perform a diagnostic test on the starter motor system. Replace the starter motor (if necessary) Advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well.


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What does a starter motor do?

The starter motor is the component responsible for turning over or ‘cranking’ the engine to start the car. Without a functioning starter motor, it’s not possible to start a car by using the ignition alone. The starter motor is a key component of a smooth running vehicle.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning starter motor?

Below is the top 3 symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your starter motor: If the 'Check Engine' warning light is on. When trying to start the car you hear a ‘clicking noise’. When trying to start the car you hear a grinding or whirring noise this may signify issues with your starter motor.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your starter motor replacement in Edinburgh. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we do a starter motor replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will: Inspect the starter motor and the parts around it for any potential issues. Perform a diagnostic test on the starter motor system. Replace the starter motor (if necessary) Advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well.


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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, hey Fixter, how often should you replace your Starter Motor?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does starter motor replacement cost in Edinburgh?

How much does starter motor replacement cost in Edinburgh?

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A typical starter motor replacement in Edinburgh costs around £294.50 - £325.50. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a starter motor replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Edinburgh in order to give you an idea of how much the starter motor replacement should cost.

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Honda N600

1.6 litres

£344.56 £294.5015%

Ford Scorpio

1.6 litres

£356.00 £306.9014%

Dacia Dokker

1.6 litres

£383.66 £322.4016%

Seat Leon

1.8 litres

£361.52 £303.8016%

Volvo 460

1.6 litres

£372.59 £313.1016%

Skoda Octavia-iii

1.6 litres

£359.60 £310.0014%

Volvo V50

1.6 litres

£357.12 £297.6017%

Vauxhall Belmont

1.6 litres

£403.62 £325.5019%

Skoda Felicia-van

1.6 litres

£366.05 £297.6019%

Renault 4

1.6 litres

£392.74 £319.3019%

Volvo 460

1.6 litres

£372.59 £313.1016%

Skoda Octavia-iii

1.6 litres

£359.60 £310.0014%

Skoda Felicia-van

1.6 litres

£366.05 £297.6019%

Ford Scorpio

1.6 litres

£356.00 £306.9014%

Seat Leon

1.8 litres

£361.52 £303.8016%
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* The cost of your starter motor replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Edinburgh

Truetest Motors Ltd

Edinburgh, UK
stars-5
11 reviews
Truetest Motors Ltd is located in Edinburgh, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

RENTEC AUTOCARE

Edinburgh, UK
stars-4
24 reviews
We are located in Edinburgh, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Ecosse Peugeot Specialists Ltd

Central Scotland, UK
stars-5
17 reviews
Ecosse Peugeot Specialists Ltd and their team of qualified mechanics at Central Scotland, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Onestop Motor Engineers Ltd

Stirling, UK
stars-4
21 reviews
Onestop Motor Engineers Ltd is located in Stirling, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

MOTO TECH SCOTLAND

Coatbridge, UK
stars-5
17 reviews
We are located in Coatbridge, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Uddingston Service & MOT Centre Ltd

Glasgow, UK
stars-5
14 reviews
We are located in Glasgow, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

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Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, in the county of Midlothian, with an estimated population of 488,000.

It is the 2nd biggest city in Scotland (by population) and the 7th in the UK.

Most famous for Edinburgh Castle and the famous Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe, that celebrates the performing arts, theatre and comedy over a 3-week duration in August.

Another great attraction for Scottish tourism is the annual Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration. Originally an informal street party on the Tron Kirk in the Old Town’s High Street, it now covers 4 days of processions, concerts and fireworks, with the street party beginning on Hogmanay.

Edinburgh has 3 football teams that play in the Scottish Professional Football League: Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and Edinburgh City. In women’s football, Hibs and Spartans play in the SWPL 1.

The most popular cars in Edinburgh

Given their multipurpose appeal as a family car and sensible commuter vehicle, it’s no great surprise to learn that the VW Golf is estimated to be the most popular car in Edinburgh, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Tiguan, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Nissan Qashqai and the Ford Fiesta.

Vehicle numbers in Edinburgh

There are approximately 195,000 licensed vehicles in the Edinburgh area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, the Mini and the Ford Kuga.

Find a Fixter garage in Edinburgh today

There are a total of 31 Fixter garages in the Edinburgh area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Edinburgh area:

  • EH1: Old Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH2: New Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH3: New Town, West End, Tollcross & Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH4: Dean Village, Comely Bank, Barnton & Cramond, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH5: Granton & Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH6: Leith & Newhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland

What does a starter motor do?

The starter motor is the component responsible for turning over or ‘cranking’ the engine to start the car. Without a functioning starter motor, it’s not possible to start a car by using the ignition alone. The starter motor is a key component of a smooth running vehicle. When you press the ignition to start the vehicle a charge is taken from the battery and used to start the engine.

How often should you replace your starter motor?

Your starter motor is working every time to use the ignition to start the vehicle. This can be even more depending on if you have start-stop technology in your car and the configuration of that system. This is because coolant constantly cycles through to prevent overheating, which means you need to be careful with the signs of a malfunctioning radiator as it is an essential part of your cooling system. This being said, a damaged or leaking car radiator should be replaced immediately.

What happens when we do a starter motor replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will: Inspect the starter motor and the parts around it for any potential issues. Perform a diagnostic test on the starter motor system. Replace the starter motor (if necessary) Advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning starter motor?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for: If the 'Check Engine' warning light is on. When trying to start the car you hear a ‘clicking noise’. When trying to start the car you hear a grinding or whirring noise this may signify issues with your starter motor. When trying to start the car you hear a buzzing noise, which indicates not enough electricity is getting to the starter motor.

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