How Much Does a Car Starter Cost?

A new car starter can cost $70 to $425, and installing it can cost you several hundred dollars to $1,000 or more.

The final cost will depend on your car, where you buy the starter and how you install it. If you research and consider your choices, you can likely find an option that will fit your budget.

Average car starter lifespan

A car starter can give you around 80,000 starts before you should expect it to struggle, regardless of the mileage you drive. This is around 150,000 miles for some cars, while some starters can last the vehicle’s life.

Like all car parts, starters are affected by factors such as time and climate. As a result, they’re susceptible to wear and tear, and you place a demand on the part every time you start your car. Car starters also tend to last longer in warmer climates, so driving in harsh winters could shorten a car starter’s lifespan.

A quick search of a retailer’s inventory shows you can purchase a car starter on your own for anywhere from $70 to $425. Of…

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This article was written by Whitney Vandiver and originally published on