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How Long Does a Car Starter Last?

How Long Does a Car Starter Last?
If your car won’t start in the morning, it can be difficult to determine whether the problem lies with the car starter, the alternator, or the battery. However, there are some straightforward ways to identify the issue:

The Starter

If your car takes longer to start or requires multiple attempts to turn over, it’s likely that the starter is beginning to fail. Alternatively, if you hear a loud clicking noise when you turn the key, it’s probable that the starter has failed and needs to be replaced.

The Battery 

If your car doesn’t start at all, it may be due to a lack of power in the battery. This can be caused by leaving the headlights on overnight or an aging battery that needs to be replaced.

The Alternator

If the alternator warning light (which looks like a car battery) illuminates on the dashboard, the alternator is not functioning, and your car is running solely on battery power. This is not a sustainable solution and requires a visit to an auto shop as soon as possible.
If you’re curious about the lifespan of a car starter, reach out to our ASE Certified technicians at MOTEC Auto Care today. We’re here to provide you with more information about car starters and alternators and to schedule an appointment at our auto shop. Our services are available to residents of San Diego, CA, and the surrounding area, and we take pride in serving our community.