West Start

Athlone: 00353 (0)90 6465634

Cork: 00353 (0)21 4965994

Dublin: 00353 (0)1 612 0962

About Us

We are a wholesale distributor of electrical automotive products, supplying motor factors & auto electrical specialists. We follow these few key principles.

  • We never supply our customer’s customer
  • We only use manufacturers with a strong history for quality product
  • Getting the balance right between OE quality and competitive pricing
  • First class customer service

Who are we?

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West Start started trading in January 2008 and quickly became the leading supplier of starters & alternators throughout Ireland. West Start’s team has 25 years’ experience in the rotating industry starting back when Eamonn Reilly setup his repair and remanufacture business in Castlebar Co Mayo which he still operates today. Together with his son James they decided to form West Start Ltd. Originally based in Westport Co Mayo, It was decided to relocate West Start’s HQ to Athlone Co Westmeath at the end of 2012, This gave us an advantage in terms of central location and 6.40pm telesales cut off time. West Start Cork Ltd was established and started trading on the 1st of November 2013 offering our customers in Cork City and County same day availability.

What we do?

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Starters and alternators are in our DNA, We stock them all, from a starter for a water jet ski to an alternator for military tank. If it’s got an engine we will have a starter / alternator for it. Our alternative choice inventory program offers new original equipment, new aftermarket or remanufactured options for most of our starters and alternators, This gives our customers the best chance of getting that sale depending of their customer’s budget. We also stock all the sub-assemblies solenoids, over run clutch pulleys, starter drives, armatures, bearings, voltage regulators etc.

In 2009 we started importing ignition coils and later added EGR valves, ABS sensors, MAF sensors, CAM sensors, Lambda sensors etc. We have become important supplier for motor factors with this type of product because of the quality and price point. Motor factors not already using our coils or sensors please contact sales@weststart.ie for free sample.

Customer service

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We understand it’s not always easy to remember to ring your supplier especially when its busy and nearing 6.00pm, For this reason our sales office & warehouse is open until 6.40pm Mon-Friday giving you a chance to take a breath and get your order in. (Online orders need to be logged before 6.00pm for Athlone and 5.30pm for Cork ).

We can arrange a pre nine o’ clock delivery with DX couriers or an after nine with DPD. Saturday deliveries are also possible for customers on the pre nine DX route.

Saturday collections are available from the Athlone warehouse providing the order is placed before 6.00pm Friday evening.

Our customers in Cork can also pick up orders from our sales counter or avail of a same day delivery, Contact cork@weststart.ie for details.

Our e-commerce site offers all the benefits of xref, online ordering, product image, car reg search, returns / warranty and many more features. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our website or any other suggestion on how we can improve our customer service please contact james@weststart.ie.

WEST START, GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT!