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VW Starter Buyers Guide

The starter is just one of many critical components in your vehicle. It's often a part you don't think about, but when it fails, it can be highly frustrating and can leave you stranded. If you're looking for a starter, start here. In this buyer's guide, we'll cover many aspects of your Volkswagen starter, how to ensure it's working correctly, and a few tips for replacing your starter.

What Is A Starter And Why Is It Important?

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Like any part of your vehicle, it is always good to have a general idea of how a component works within the mechanical system. While a starter seems complex, it is a relatively simple part. The starter helps to turn the engine and get it firing. As you let go of the key, the starter stops spinning anymore, and the engine keeps itself running. If you'd like to learn more about how the starter works and its importance within the engine, read this blog post.

How To Diagnose A Failing Starter

As we mentioned above, when a starter fails, it can happen suddenly and can often be extremely frustrating. A failed starter can leave you stranded, but sometimes it can give you a few warnings before it fails altogether. In this post, we cover signs you can look for before the starter fails. Unlike many parts of your vehicle, the life of a starter can't be measured against mileage intervals, making it a bit harder to nail down when it might fail.

Are OEM Or Aftermarket Starters Better?

If you have diagnosed issues with your starter in the post above, the next question is should you go with an aftermarket or OEM replacement starter? We recommend you check out this post to learn more. For many modern vehicles, the starter can often be unique to your car and requires specific clearances to ensure it works correctly.

How To Replace A VW Starter

If you've followed along in this guide, you may have identified problems with your starter and think it may be time for a replacement. We recommend you check out this post to get some tips on replacing the starter in your Volkswagen. While the project may seem daunting, it is a great way to familiarize yourself with your engine and some of these more significant components. Depending on your model, it may be an easy DIY project.

If you're looking for OEM Volkswagen starters and parts, look no further than Volkswagen Parts Vortex. We have been shipping parts worldwide since 2006, and all our OEM parts include Volkswagen's manufacturer warranty. If you'd like to order by phone, give us a call at 888-667-8938, or you can contact us here.