Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Appling.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was so friendly, fast, and efficient. I will definitely use him again I couldn't believe it. And my car started I'm so excited to have a car again and he made it such an easy experience.
Showed up on time and worked very quickly!

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
She’s amaizing very amiable and knowable... will be recommending her and be booking her again soon
Quick response and very knowledgeable.

Curtis

27 years of experience
159 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Curtis is as nice a person as you can meet and a super mechanic.

Scott

14 years of experience
14 reviews
Scott
14 years of experience
Excellent

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
I can't begin to express with words how pleased I was with Andrew. He was a little late, because of the weather, but called me twice on while on his way to let me know when he'd show up. He arrived, was very friendly and got my started removed and replaced with a new one within an hour. I was very impressed with his after repair inspection of the vehicles tire pressure check, fluid checks and small recommendations on things he noticed. He did such a fantastic job that I've already called several people in the area that I know who need minor repair work done. A million thanks to you Andrew!!!

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Excellent service. Very honest. Knew what he was doing and fixed my issue.

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Very courteous and right on time. I appreciated the constant communication prior to the appointment.

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
Thorough and professional. Liked the car check at the end as well. Will use this service in the future for sure.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! Showed up on time and finished the job quickly and efficiently! He was also super friendly and made me feel comfortable the entire time!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Whole process went smoothly. Robert was on time. Repaired the car on time with no issues.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Appling?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Caprice $239 $142.58 $95.98 12% $271.58
2006 Toyota Highlander $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2004 Toyota Tundra $575 $254.75 $319.96 16% $684.75
2011 Acura MDX $365 $276.73 $87.98 7% $394.98
2012 Acura TL $372 $291.58 $79.99 6% $399.08
2015 Porsche 911 $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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