Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Algonquin.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Good Job.
Professional

Chelsey

14 years of experience
10 reviews
Chelsey
14 years of experience
Very convenient having your mechanic do a house call, my day was not interrupted and in the time it took me to finish lunch my car was repaired.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Convenient and worth the money spent! Estimate on time and price were right on!

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
On time...explained exactly what he was going to do..very personable....

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great! Ben is very knowledgeable and fast. He was also early!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Professional tech, showed up on time and worked efficiently. Talked me through the repair ahead of time to address the issue and anything that he saw from the included 50 pt inspection.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was on time and did a great job as usual.Thanks Jeffrey!

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck showed up early and did the job quickly. He was a pleasure to work with.

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Amazing service. Right on time. Really would love to have him come again.

Mike

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Algonquin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Algonquin. Our mechanics in Algonquin 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 Algonquin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ram 1500 $230 $133.61 $95.98 12% $262.61
2014 Chevrolet Malibu $623 $543.42 $79.99 4% $650.92
2011 Kia Sorento $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2009 Lexus GS350 $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2009 Infiniti G37 $495 $398.73 $95.98 6% $527.73
2014 Porsche Boxster $1043 $850.84 $191.97 5% $1108.84

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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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