Starter Motor Repair Brisbane

Expert Starter Motor Repair Brisbane

There’s nothing worse than turning the key and finding that your car won’t start. Whether it’s a new issue or a recurring problem, Access Auto Electrics & Air Conditioning can assess your vehicle and offer expert starter motor repair. We work on all types of cars, 4WDs and light commercial vehicles, so we can assess the fault and service, repair or replace your starter motor.

Our team of skilled auto electricians have the tools and spare parts needed to ensure your starter motor starts first time, every time. Whatever problems you’re experiencing, we can inspect your vehicle and provide fast, affordable starter motor repairs. Contact us today to find out more about our starter motor repairs and to make a booking!

We Offer Starter Motor Repair and Replacement Services

Your car won’t get very far without its starter motor. The starter motor is responsible for starting the engine whenever you turn the key. While starter motors are important, they’re also simple components that rarely fail. Unfortunately, if you do encounter a problem, a broken, damaged or worn out starter motor can easily leave you stranded in your garage.

In most cases you can expect a car’s starter motor to last 10-15 years without issue. Sooner or later though, the internal components will wear out, and that can seriously slow down your day. As a leading
auto electrician in Brisbane, we want to make sure that doesn’t happen! To help keep you on the road, we offer starter motor repair and replacement services for all types of vehicles. We’re equipped to replace faulty starters, or we may be able to offer rebuild services in some situations.

Signs Your Starter Motor Might Need Replacing

Clicking Noises

The most common sign of a failing starter motor is loud or rapid clicking when you turn the key. This is usually caused by a failed starter solenoid, dead battery or other electrical issues. You’ll usually need an auto electrician’s help to diagnose the source of a clicking noise. In most cases we’ll be able to repair the issue by replacing the starter motor, battery or wiring.

Grinding Noises

If you hear a grinding noise when you turn the key, this could indicate there’s an issue with the starter motor. Our team will be able to determine the source of this noise and whether starter motor repair or replacement will fix the issue. We recommend booking in to see our auto electricians as soon as possible. Grinding noises mean parts are being damaged, and repairing the issue can save you from a more expensive fix down the road.

Starter Remains On After Engine Starts

Your starter motor should turn off as soon as the engine starts. If the starter stays on once the engine is running, this can be a sign that there’s something wrong with the starter, ignition or wiring. Our team will need to investigate the issue further to figure out what needs to be done. We may replace the starter motor, or we may be able to fix the problem with a smaller repair.


If you turn the key and hear a whining or a whirring noise without the engine cranking, this is called freewheeling. Freewheeling occurs when the starter motor doesn’t properly engage the flywheel on the engine. This is usually due to an old or sticky starter solenoid. We may be able to offer starter motor repair, but replacing the starter motor is usually the better option.

Is it Better to Repair or Replace My Starter Motor?

We typically recommend replacing an old, faulty or damaged starter motor. Your car won’t go anywhere without a starter, so replacement is the best way to ensure you aren’t left stranded. Replacing a starter motor is usually a simple task that can be completed in just a few hours, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your car won’t leave you stuck in the driveway.

The good news is that starter motors are relatively simple components. That means we may recommend rebuilding your starter if it’s the most cost-effective option. Our team can source spare parts to rebuild starter motors from all major manufacturers, so please don’t hesitate to ask whether repairs are the right choice for you.

Talk to the AAEAC team if you’re unsure about starter motor replacement in Brisbane. We’ll be able to inspect your vehicle and provide a recommendation on which is the more cost-effective solution.

Contact Access Auto Electrics for Starter Motor Repair Brisbane!

Starter motors are simple and tough, so they rarely fail. When they do, it can leave you stranded in your driveway – or somewhere even less convenient. If you’re having trouble starting your car or if you have noticed any of the symptoms discussed above, contact Access Auto Electrics and make an appointment today!

Our experienced auto electricians in Brisbane provide starter motor repair and replacement services in Brisbane. We provide solutions for all makes and models of cars, 4WDs and light commercial vehicles, so we can diagnose any problems and get you back on the road sooner.

If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team on 07 3366 8585 or leave your details via our form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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