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Start motor replacement

Start motor replacement

What are the signs that the starter motor is going bad?

Sometimes a starter motor just stops working one day with no prior signs. In some cases, when the starter motor is going bad, you may notice that the engine won't turn over on the first attempt; it may take several tries before the starter motor engages. Sometimes a worn-out or shorted starter may turn over slower than usual, even if the battery is fully charged or new. In some cars a starter motor may produce abnormal grinding or screeching noises when it's going bad. Another sign is when at times a starter motor won't crank the engine when hot, but works fine when it's cold.

How long does the starter motor last?

On average, a starter motor lasts for 100,000-150,000 miles. In many cars, the starter motor lasts for the lifetime of the vehicle; however in some cars, it can fail prematurely.

Alternator replacement

What are the signs that the alternator is going bad?

An alternator can just stop one day without any prior notice, in most cases the battery light will appear on the instrument cluster that warns you the battery is not charging. If this does occur we recommend you take it to your mechanic to check what the problem is before it causes other damage.

How long does the starter motor last?

On average, a alternator lasts for 100,000-150,000 miles. In many cars, the alternator lasts for the lifetime of the vehicle; however in some cars, it can fail prematurely.

Power steering pump replacement

Symptoms of a bad or failing power steering pump

  • Whining noise while turning the wheel. If you hear a whining noise while turning the wheel of your vehicle, something is wrong with your power steering system. ...

  • Steering wheel slow to respond. ...

  • Stiff steering wheel. ...

  • Squealing noises when the vehicle starts. ...

  • Groaning noises.


How do i know my radiator is leaking?

The most obvious way to see if there is a radiator leaking is simply to have a look at the radiator and see if you can notice any leaks. There are other ways to see if there are any coolant leaks on your vehicle which would be a pressure test. This tool would send a vacuum in the coolant hoses and if there is a leak the vacuum on the tool would decrease. It is very important you check your coolant levels on your car and top up if necessary before any journey. This could avoid any serious damage to the engine.

Brake disc and pads replacement?

brakes are the most fundamental part of your vehicle due to your safety and others around you. There are number of things that would indicate a fault with your braking system, Squeaking could be a number of things such as brake calliper stuck and the brake pads remain partially applied the the disc.

Grinding is when the brake pads have gone down to the metal and possibly damaged the brake disc.

Pulsating is when you feel you foot is vibrating when you apply the brakes, this would indicate your brake disc has become warped due to excessive heat.

Soft brake pedal is if the brake pedal is limp and goes all the way to the floor, this indicates a serious braking system fault which you should have inspected immediately.

A brake pedal that is soft and can be applied all the way to the floor usually means the brake fluid is ineffective and needs replacing but there can be several other potential reasons such as a master cylinder fault.

High Handbrake When the handbrake is pulling up higher than it normally does it may need adjusting. In modern cars, this is usually anything more than 6 to 8 clicks. If the handbrake lever reaches the end of its travel it will fail the MOT.

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