Your car starter can come from the Volkswagen factory either remanufactured or new. It can go by other names, too. In fact, you've probably heard them all: starter motor, self-starter, cranking motor, and so on. Whatever type of starter your VW has, though, how it works isn't very complicated. All starters do, after all, is rotate engines using dedicated motors and relays -- a process called "cranking." That's what gets your vehicle running. Remote starters do it via a smart key fob. All you do is press a button.
Signs of a Bad Starter
When your starter won't turn over, however -- or, at least, it won't do it reliably -- it's usually because it's going out, that is, if it hasn't gone bad already. Luckily, starter failure has some common, easy-to-spot causes: loose wires, rusted terminals, and damaged starter parts. Signs you're probably having starter problems are usually just as obvious. Can you start your Volkswagen? If you can't, that's one sign (even if your dash displays light up anyway). If you can, but only in some drive modes or gears, that's another sign. Maybe you tried a jump-start after nothing happened. Did that work? If not, that's yet another sign. Of course, other indicators, like a smoking starter or one covered in oil, tell you that you almost certainly have starter issues. Install another OEM Volkswagen starter to repair that inertia system once and for all.
Order & Install a Genuine OEM Starter
Putting in a genuine one guarantees compatibility with your model, so it's naturally the best option. Our auto parts store has a massive selection from which you can order, right here online. Just browse our catalog by model. It'll make it easier to find the starter that fits. Then, place your order. We'll ship immediately, and you'll be fixing things in no time!
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