It’s a common question: can Advance Auto test a starter? The answer is yes, in most cases. We can test starters and alternators for free, and we can also test batteries for a small fee. If your vehicle won’t start, the first step is to check the battery.
If the battery is dead, we can test it to see if it needs to be replaced. If the battery is good, the next step is to check the starter. We can test the starter to see if it’s bad or if there’s something else wrong with the starting system. If the starter is bad, we can usually repair or replace it. We also sell new starters and batteries.