What is a Starter Motor.

The starter motor is an electric motor that turns over or “cranks” the engine to start. It consists of a powerful DC (Direct Current) electric motor and the starter solenoid that is attached to the motor 

In most cars, a starter motor is bolted to the engine or transmission. The starter motor is powered by the car's main 12-volt battery. To turn over the engine, the starter motor requires a very high electric current, which means the battery has to have sufficient power. If the battery is discharged, the lights in a car might come on, but it won't be enough power (current) to turn over the starter motor.

5 symptoms indicate your starter motor has failed.

  • Engages but the engine doesn’t turn over.
  • Starter turns but doesn’t turn the motor.
  • Starter Motor stays on.
  • Nothing happens at all, maybe a slight clicking sound.
  • Sporadic Starting


What to do if you have any of the above symptoms?

If you notice any of the 5 Starter Motor failure symptoms don’t hesitate to call Glenside Recovery on: 07715 697852. Our efficient office staff will gather all the information required and dispatch our recovery technician and vehicle to your location immediately. 

On arrival, our recovery technician will assess the situation and make an informed decision on the safest and most efficient way to recover and transport it for repair at a garage of your choosing.

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