Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Allston.

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Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Mr. Greene, is truly the professional mechanics, mechanic. I would advise all my friends, family to contact him for any auto service.
Great and thorough!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick arrived on time and fixed the starter issue we were having. He explained what the issue was and how we could prevent it from recurring. He was knowledgeable and happy to stop and answer other questions regarding car maintenance in general. We'd certainly trust him to work on our cars in the future.

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
on time vary nice and professional would recommend highly.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Quick, experienced and knowledgeable.

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and gave recommendations.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Very very nice person and an excellent mechanic Thank you so much bro.

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Timothy was great very polite. Went straight to work finished before time

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Nice, very fast repair. Tried this for the first time and will definitely use for any repair they cover.

Christian

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
33 years of experience
The mechanic did a good job on my starter for my 2006 trailblazer. It runs great! Thank you!

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Allston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Explorer $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $282 $170.48 $111.98 12% $320.98
2012 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Cadillac ATS $542 $342.44 $199.97 11% $611.19
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 $629 $429.19 $199.97 9% $697.94
2004 Ford Mustang $264 $184.43 $79.99 9% $291.93

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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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