RACQ Motoring

RACQ Car Electrics

Car ElectricsRACQ Car Electrics is a starter motor and alternator replacement service that comes to you so you won't have to endure the hassle of towing your vehicle or organising a taxi to get you to your destination.
Our mobile service means there's no need to get your car towed to an Auto Electrician and wait a day or more for a part to be replaced!

Car Electrics service will deliver and install an alternator or starter motor in your car at a time and place that suits you*.
RACQ members also enjoy:

  • Alternator or starter motor replacement all year
  • Available 6.30am to 8.30pm seven days a week in the Brisbane metropolitan area (excluding Christmas day)
  • Available 7.30am to 6.30pm seven days a week in the Gold Coast area
  • Available 7.30am to 6.30pm seven days a week in the Sunshine Coast area (excluding Christmas day)
  • 2 year / 40,000 km nationwide replacement warranty for private-use vehicles
  • Competitive prices
  • The highest quality alternators and starter motors^
  • Is a fast and reliable service, provided by qualified RACQ Car Electrics personnel
  • For service, call 13 1111.


* Subject to weather and traffic conditions. Service available in Brisbane and Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast only.

^ The vast majority of parts are new, which meet or exceed the original vehicle manufacturers specifications. A very small number of unique parts are reconditioned ‘as new’, however all receive full warranty

How do I know if I need an alternator or starter motor?

In most cases if the battery charge light has been coming on while driving, this would indicate an issue with the alternator. If your vehicle is having trouble turning over and the battery is in good condition this could indicate an issue with the starter motor. These can be checked by a roadside assistance patrol and where available RACQ Car Electrics can be organised.

Can I get my alternator or starter motor replaced by an authorised workshop?

There are some parts which are simply not practical to replace on the side of the road or it might be more convenient to take the vehicle to a workshop. RACQ also has a service where this can be provided in one of our approved workshops during business hours. These repairers stock the same range of quality parts, all backed with a 2 year / 40,000 km nationwide replacement warranty for private-use vehicles.

Suburb Business Name Address Phone
Ashgrove Access Auto Electrical 161 Waterworks Road 3366-8585
Ashmore Coastbay Automotive Service Centre 23 United Road 5539-4400
Bundaberg Canelanders Auto Service Centre 10 Toonburra St 4152-5487
Cairns Mark Dodge Auto Repairs 112 Buchan Street 4035-3566
Caloundra Kings Beach Service Centre 1 Moreton Parade (Kings Beach) 5491-1097 
Gin Gin Gin Gin Mechanical & Radiator 1 Mulgrave St 4157-2071
Gladstone Autopro Gladstone 50 Hanson Rd 4976-0555
Gympie Action Auto Group Pty Ltd Cnr Oak & Bruce Hwy 5482-9439
Lawnton Telford Towing Unit 7, 666 Gympie Road 3205-4288
Moranbah JB Mobile Mechanics 69 Cuthbert St 4941-8286
Samford Samford Garage Pty Ltd 4 Mt Glorious Road 3289-1229
Townsville City Vehicle Services 61 Keane Street Currajong 4775-1111

Become an RACQ member

Your RACQ membership provides you with exclusive discounts on all RACQ services, including batteries and auto glass.

What makes up an Alternator?

In most cases if the battery charge light has been coming on while driving, this would indicate an issue with the alternator.

Mobile Alternator Replacement

RACQ Car Electrics is operated by a team of trade professionals who are all qualified technicians. Our mobile alternator replacement service is available in Brisbane all year round from 6.30am to 8.30pm and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts seven days from 7.30am to 6.30pm. This allows you to book your service at a time that suits you best and at your preferred location.

RACQ Alternators

Our alternators meet the highest industry standards and come with a 2 year / 40,000km (whichever comes first) nationwide warranty for private-use vehicles.

What makes up an Alternator?

Alternator

  • 1. Brackets
  • 2. Rectifier
  • 3. Rotor
  • 4. Stator
  • 5. Slip Ring
  • 6. Bearings
  • 7. Pulley
  • 8. Threads
  • 9. Regulator

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What makes up a Starter Motor?

If your vehicle is having trouble turning over and the battery is in good condition this could indicate an issue with the starter motor.

Mobile Starter Motor Replacement

Your starter motor will be replaced by our team of qualified technicians using top quality parts that meet all Australian standards.

RACQ Car Electrics can replace your starter motor usually within a few hours* of your call or at your preferred time and location between 6.30am and 8.30pm every day of the year or the Gold and Sunshine Coast seven days from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

* Subject to weather and traffic conditions.

RACQ Starter Motors

Our starter motors meet the highest industry standards and comes with a 2 year / 40,000km (whichever comes first) nationwide warranty.

What makes up a Starter Motor?

starter motor

  • 1. Internal Bush
  • 2. Front Housing
  • 3. Pinion
  • 4. Clutch
  • 5. Solenoid
  • 6. Planetary Gear
  • 7. Permanent Magnet Field Housing
  • 8. Planetary Gear Cap
  • 9. Armature
  • 10. Motor Terminal
  • 11. Brush Box & Brushes

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FAQs on RACQ Car Electrics Services & Products

If you can't find the answer to your concern or question below, please call our friendly call centre on 13 1905.

FAQs on RACQ Car Electrics Services and Products

If you can't find the answer to your concern or question below, please call our friendly call centre on 13 1905.

1. How long will I be waiting?
RACQ Car Electrics will, in most cases, have the member's vehicle mobile within a few hours*. Research has indicated that members with alternator and starter motor failure can wait up to and often more than 24 hours to get their vehicle repaired and back on the road.

* Subject to weather and traffic conditions.

2. Where is Car Electrics available?

The Car Electrics mobile service is available in the metropolitan Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas.

3. What hours does Car Electrics operate?

The hours of operation vary between Brisbane and the Gold Coast every day of the year# for RACQ members.

  • Brisbane operates between 6.30am to 8.30pm seven days
  • Gold Coast operates between 7.30am to 6.30pm seven days
  • Sunshine Coast operates between 7.30am to 6.30pm seven days

Outside of these hours an appointment job can be booked for the following day.

4. Is Car Electrics competitively priced?

All RACQ Car Electrics units are very competitively priced. Comprehensive research has been conducted to ensure RACQ Car Electrics represent excellent value for money for members.

5. What warranty does Car Electrics offer?

RACQ Car Electrics alternators and starter motors have a 2 year / 40,000 kilometre (whichever comes first) nationwide warranty for a vehicle that is used for private purposes, namely social, domestic or pleasure purposes. There is also a 3 months nationwide warranty for vehicles that are used as a taxi, courier, goods carrier or for commercial purposes.

6. Are the Car Electrics parts new?

The vast majority of parts are new all meeting or exceeding the original vehicle manufacturers specifications. A very small number of unique parts are reconditioned to ‘as new’, however all receive full warranty

# excluding Christmas Day

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