A starter motor that is failing needs to be corrected right away. If you have had issues starting your car, give Mobile Mechanic Penrith a call today. Our mechanics will come to you and determine if you are in need of starter motor replacement or starter motor repair.
What is the Starter Motor?
The starter motor is critical for starting your car. When you turn your key, the starter motor turns over the engine. To do this, the starter motor sends air to the engine, causing combustion. When the starter motor fails, your engine will not turn over and your car will not start.
Signs You Need a Starter Motor Replacement
If you try to start your car and the engine fails to turn over, there are two common reasons this may occur. One is a bad starter motor and the other is a dead battery. If the lights are working, the issue is probably due to a bad starter motor.
Sometimes you may notice it takes more than one turn of the key to start your car. In this instance, the starter is failing. If this happens, your car needs a starter motor replacement.
Common symptoms of a bad starter motor.
- Clicking Sounds
When you turn the key to start the car, you may hear a series of clicks. This is an indication that the starter is getting electricity. However, the motor is not reacting.
- Buzzing Sounds
If you hear a buzzing sound, when the key is turned, the motor is getting electricity. However, there is not enough current to activate the motor. This could be due to a bad starter, corrosion, or a bad battery. If the battery needs to be replaced, we can take care of that too.
- Grinding Sounds
A grinding noise often means that the starter motor is loose, and you need starter motor repair. It may also be a sign that the flywheel or pinion gear is damaged.
- Whirring Sounds
If you hear a whirring noise, this can be an indication that the starter solenoid has failed.
Is It Safe to Drive Without Performing a Starter Motor Replacement?
You can drive your car with a failing starter motor. However, it is a bad idea to do so. It is only a matter of time before it fails. And when it does, your car will not start. This can leave you stranded.
Being stranded in a strange neighbourhood can be dangerous. The longer you put off starter motor replacement, the more likely you will experience complete starter motor failure.
Mobile Starter Motor Repair and Replacement
Mobile Mechanic Penrith can take care of your starter motor replacement or starter motor repair onsite. A typical replacement usually takes 2 to 4 hours. The actual length of time will depend on the make and model of the vehicle.
Instead of wasting your time in a service centre, let us come to you. We can get the job done at your home or where you work. We make car service and repairs stress-free.
Call Mobile Mechanic For Your Starter Motor Replacement Today
If you have noticed that it has been harder to start your car. Do not wait to have the issue resolved. Without a properly working starter motor, you cannot start your car. Give us a call and our mechanic will come to you and diagnose the problem.
They can perform both starter motor replacement and starter motor repairs onsite. Whether you need regular service or require starter motor replacement, give Mobile Mechanic Penrith a call. We service clients throughout Western Sydney. You can reach our office on 02 4708 9120.