Xmas Holiday Update: Labrador Auto Electrics will be closed for the holidays from the 20th December 2023 and re-open on the 15th January 2024.

Starter Motor Repair & Rebuild Gold Coast

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Are you having trouble starting your car? You may have a bad starter motor.

If you’re looking for an auto electrician to diagnose and conduct a starter motor repair or starter motor replacement, we can help to get you back on the road.

Our starter motor fault finding and repairs are affordable and fast, ensuring that your vehicle has minimal downtime.

Adam has 20+ years of experience as an auto electrician with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to diagnose and repair your faulty starter motor, faulty alternator or bad car battery.

Call now on (07) 55 377 614 or click here to book online.

Starter Motors Are Essential

The engine’s starter motor is simply an electric motor that helps to kick your car’s engine into motion when you start your car.

Your starter motor can function for the life of your vehicle without an issue. However, due to electrical issues, defects, excessive wear & tear, you may require a starter motor repair, rebuild or replacement.

If you reside on the Gold Coast and your car won’t start properly, it’s time to contact us or call now on (07) 55 377 614.

Signs Your Car’s Starter Motor Is Faulty

There are a few common signs and symptoms that your vehicles starter motor is faulty or is close to breaking down. Sometimes starter motor issues can be caused by a bad car battery, which is why it is important to get the fault diagnosed by a qualified professional.

Listen to the sound

The most common symptom of a faulty starter can be observed when trying to turn on our vehicle. Listen to the sounds of the starter motor and if you can hear winding, grinding, loud clicking and other high pitched noises, this usually indicates a faulty starter motor.


If you are trying to start your car and you can see or smell smoke that is coming from under your bonnet, this can be a sign of a faulty starter. It means that too much power is being directed to the starter motor and it is burning out. If this happens, do not attempt to start the car again.

Motor Turns Very Slowly

If you turn on your vehicle and the motor winds very slowly but still manages to start, check the lights on your dashboard. If the lights on the dash are very dim while trying to start your car, then you need to have your starter motor and/or car battery looked at by a Gold Coast Auto Electrician.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you jump start a car with a bad starter motor?

A: Jumper cables will not help because the faulty starter must turn the engine and the extra battery power is not going to help. However, push starting your car may work in this situation.

Q: What causes a starter motor to fail?

A: Common causes include things like:

  • Electrical connections being faulty;
  • Solenoid switch (engaging relay) stiff or faulty;
  • Electric motor has had its electrics damaged;
  • Single-pinion gear, starter pinion or freewheel damage;

Q: How long should a starter motor last?

A: In some vehicles, tjhe starter motor may last for the lifetime of the vehicle, but it is fairly common to see it fail after 5-8 years.

Q: How long does it take to replace a starter motor?

A: Replacing a starter motor can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how much room there is to manoeuvre around your vehicle.

Contact Us For An Appointment

We are a close drive to all northern Gold Coast suburbs such as: Arundel, Parkwood, Biggera Waters, Labrador, Runaway Bay, Hope Island, Paradise Point, Southport, Helensvale and Chirn Park.

Many of our regular customers come to us from Coomera, Oxenford, Pacific Pines and even Mt Tamborine which is a testment to our expertise and customer service.

If you’re having trouble with your starter motor, alternator or battery, book online now or call us today now on (07) 55 377 614.


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