It's good to know the symptoms of automotive starter trouble. Signs to watch out for include slow or labored cranking, a click rather than starter actuation, slow (or no) response when you turn on the ignition or an unusual noise while starting. First, check the battery, cables and fuses. If you still have a starting problem, then it's time to check your starter. You can take the starter off the vehicle and bring it to your local store for testing. We carry OEM-quality starters for a wide range of cars, trucks and SUVs.
You get behind the wheel, turn the key in the ignition and hear a dismal 'click ... click'. That sound means your starter isn't going to turn the engine over. It could be the primary cable from the battery to the starter - but chances are it's the starter itself (especially if everything else checks out OK). We can bench-test a starter that you might have doubts about ... and of course we stock a full line of OEM-quality starters from brands like Carquest, Driveworks, ACDelco, Bosch and DENSO.
Failing starters usually provide you with some warning before they stop working. If you turn the key and hear a clicking sound instead of the engine turning over or had to turn the key several times before the auto starter engages, it is probably time to replace these bad starters with a new car starter from Advance Auto Parts.