Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Ambler.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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TJ

24 years of experience
335 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ. Was on time and did an excellent job replacing the starter in my Honda! He is very personable and a knowledgeable mechanic. I would highly recommend TJ to anybody. Thanks.
Great work! Very pleased with the work, the time involved, and the level of detail in his reports.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish, showed up earlier than my scheduled appointment. He was very pleasant and polite. I had a bad started and he explained to me how to determine a bad starter from a good starter. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a mechanic.
Very friendly, arrived on time, completed job in timely manner. will definitely use again.

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
101 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Knew what he was doing,was prompt and came before appt time.definitely a keeper as a mechanic

Tith

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
19 years of experience
Tith asked if he could show up early, which was great. He got to work immediately and knew exactly what he was doing. Everything went according to plan. Great service!!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
The best service, on time knowledgeable and affordable service my technician was helpful and informative I will definitely recommend and use this service over an over again

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
A good solution to repair your car, no need to go to dealer / tow car/ waiting for a whole day, totally hassel free! Thanks

Chris

9 years of experience
278 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Friendly, Courteous and professional. Arrived on time,completed on time and did a final check before he left. I would recommend him to my friends.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
119 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Great job will definitely ask for him again

Walter

44 years of experience
45 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Great experience, Walter is an awesome guy, very knowledgeable and helpful will definitely be using this company and him again

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 years of experience
Dwaine was very professional. He showed up at the appointment time with the correct parts for my truck, and immediately went to work replacing my starter. Within an hour or so the job was complete and my truck is up and running again. I would use this . I am service and Dwaine again. I am very pleased. Plus the job has a warranty.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ambler?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Jeep Commander $285 $189.08 $95.98 10% $318.08
2008 Ford E-250 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2015 Fiat 500 $347 $235.48 $111.98 9% $385.98
2006 Land Rover Range Rover $425 $345.21 $79.99 6% $452.71
2007 Lexus LS460 $743 $255.16 $487.93 18% $910.91
2008 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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