Get the right starter motor for your vehicle when you shop at Repco
Don't let a faulty starter motor ruin your day
There are few things that drivers dread more than the clicking noise of an unresponsive starter motor. Luckily, Repco has a huge range of starter motors to get you back on the road quickly. Stocking hundreds of new starter motors suited to thousands of vehicles on road, we are your one stop shop for quality starter motor replacement.
So what does a starter motor do?
A starter motor is a small electric motor that is attached to an internal combustion engine to turn your engine flywheel ring gear. An electric starter motor will also utilise a starter solenoid which acts as a switch for the power coming via battery cables directly from your battery. As you turn the ignition key the starter relay activates to send power through the starter solenoid to the starter motor.
How do I know I have a bad starter motor?
As with any part on a vehicle, these electric motors degrade over time from use, heat and just general old age. Whilst they may give an indication of possible starter motor failure a bad starter motor can occur at any time.
Corroded battery terminals, grinding of the starter motor gear, blown fuses or relays are just some of the more obvious signs your starter motor requires replacement.
One of the easiest ways to see if you do or don't need to replace a starter motor is to initially check your car battery for sufficient electric current. A low battery will not have sufficient power to engage the starter gear and this check of battery voltage will rule out a faulty car starter motor. This is also shown by dash lights that dip as you turn the key in the ignition switch.
If you starter motor grinds or smoke comes from the unit this is an easy cue that a starter motor fail is possibly on the cards in the not too distant future. It is also a good idea to replace starter motor battery cables and cable terminals if these are also showing signs of wear and corrosion. That way your starting system will have the best chance of turning over your engine.
Repco have a starter motor to suit your vehicle
When your old starter motor is due for the bin come into Repco for the best selection of quality replacement starter motors.
Engineered for the toughest conditions and built using premium components, a replacement starter motor from Repco is your guarantee of reliable starting.
Whether starter motor, ignition switch or starter solenoid, we have what it takes to get you moving
When looking to ensure reliable starting you can trust Repco to stock the parts you need. Whether starter motors, EFI parts or electrical cable we can have the range to ensure your charging system is in top condition.