Vehicle Starter Motor & Alternator Repairs in Melbourne

What is a Starter Motor?

The starter motor of your car is an electric motor which turns your engine over and allows it to suck air when you switch on the ignition. Air is required for combustion, and the starter motor allows the engine to get air and fuel and start the engine. Electricity is sent through the spark plug simultaneously as the engine turns so that the fuel is ignited in the presence of air.

If the pinion gear remains in contact with the flywheel after ignition instead of going out of contact with the flywheel, the engine could spin the starter too fast and cause damage. A damaged starter motor will need to be replaced.

Auto Electrical

When should you replace the starter motor?

  • A clicking noise while starting can indicate starter troubles
  • When the engine isn’t starting, and even a jump start doesn’t work, the problem isn’t with the battery, but with the starter
  • The car doesn’t start even though the dashboard lights up

The alternator

It is a common misconception that your car battery is always the cause when your car doesn’t start in the morning. You might call it a ‘dead battery’, but that might not always be the case. It can be due to a faulty alternator. The alternator is the device which charges the battery regularly and powers the electrical system when the engine is running. Alternators can wear out over time, and you need to replace them. When an alternator stops working, it will not be able to charge the battery, and the battery will die eventually. Most cars have an indicator light to show a faulty alternator. Generally, an alternator lasts for 8 to 12 years. It is important to get a good alternator when your current one fails, from a reliable starter motor and alternator supplier like Speedway Automotives.

Signs You Need Alternator Replacement

  • Lighting up of the ALT light
  • The headlights and dashboard lights become dim
  • Burning rubber smell which indicates the alternator belt is damaged
  • Grinding noise
  • Trouble starting the engine

Leading Providers of Starter Motors & Alternators in Melbourne

Speedway Automotives has built a solid reputation in the automotive industry through continuous dedication and excellent service in Melbourne. We are a trusted supplier of good-quality Alternators and starter motors and are proficient in auto electrical repairs. Our good customer relations in the industry for over three decades is a testament to the passion for our craft. Call us on (03) 9706 7227 right now.


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Speedway Automotives is housed under one roof with Mr Muffler Dandenong; a valuable service provider in the automotive maintenance sector using quality automotive components and spare parts

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Speedway Automotives & Mr Muffler Dandenong have been in the automotive service industry for over 30 years; with that comes experience, trust and building relationships. Trust is very important for customers and vehicle owners. Who would you trust with the safety and well being of your car? Our highly trained motor mechanics have the knowledge and can meet all your vehicle requirements and provide you with peace of mind.