There are several symptoms of a bad starter. Having a bad starter can mean that your car won't even turn on, let alone drive anywhere safely. Getting your starter fixed depends on what the malfunction is. Here are the typical problems brought on by a bad starter:
If you're unsure if your car's malfunctioning is due to a bad starter or another issue, there are a few ways to find out.
If you are still unsure or don't feel comfortable performing these tests alone, drive your car or have it towed to the nearest mechanic. They will be able to diagnose the problem immediately and help you get the broken part fixed or replaced. If the problem really is a bad starter, expect to pay around $300 for a new one, including tax and labor costs.