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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was wonderful - showed up ahead of time and was very personable and professional. Took care of the starter problem with the car and did so very timely thanks to his years of experience. I would definitely recommend him as he really knows vehicles - got right to work - and most importantly - got the job done right the first time! He was also very thoughtful to try starting the car more than once after the repair to make sure it did indeed function properly so that I would not have anything to worry about and now - I'm back on the road again! Thanks, Scott - exceptional experience and am extremely appreciative of your prompt professionalism and expertise. Wonderful mechanic! Thank you again!
Scott was very professional and kind. His service was very quick and solved my problem

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos is really cool, personable, deliver great customer service and knows his stuff.
He was great. Told me i would take two hours to replace my starter because thats what the manual said, did it in one and now my car runs perfectly fine again.

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Great guy the app stated it would take 2.3 hours to replace a starter for a 2009 accord but he finished in about 35-45 minutes I highly recommend hit

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
Called and was available before scheduled appointment. Replaced my starter in 45 minutes. Did very good job.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
all good service

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Thank you! For helping me get my car back on the road and good luck with your baby.

James

10 years of experience
233 reviews
James
10 years of experience

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Great experience. Colin was friendly and professional, and I'm very happy with the work he did on my car.

Alfred

29 years of experience
86 reviews
Alfred
29 years of experience
Alfred provided exceptional service and value. I was a little nervous as to how things would work out as I usually took my car to the dealer. Alfred showed up a few minutes early, was friendly, professional, made sure that the battery was not the problem, explained clearly what was going on, finished the job ahead of schedule and did not leave a mess. Cost was much less than I would have paid at the dealer and I did not have to deal with the hassle of driving there, renting a car and going back. Overall, great service, and I would highly recommend.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He is a true expert and all around good guy.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Albany?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Albany. Our mechanics in Albany are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Albany.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler Sebring $244 $164.28 $79.99 10% $271.78
2013 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2009 Saab 9-7x $719 $383.38 $335.95 13% $834.88
2013 Lexus ES300h $595 $298.84 $295.96 14% $696.59
2007 BMW 335xi $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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