Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Arnold.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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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.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
He had gotten there early and was waiting when I drove up. Robert was incredible. He answered all my questions and knew exactly what he was doing. However at one point, he asked me where the part was and I said you were supposed to bring it. He looked at his phone and realized he looked at the wrong work order, so he had to run and get it. He said 20 minutes, forgot about traffic and took an hour. If he hadnt been such a nice person, I would have been angry. Those things happen. He fixed it perfectly and as soon as I turned the key the car started.

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Awesome, very knowledgeable. I thought it was my alternator but he looked at it and did his thing and saw that it was my starter. Saved me lots of money. He came back and in 20 minutes it was done.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
I would like to thank Jose, for coming out early, fixing my car in a professional manner and not wasting time. My car runs a whole lot better now than in past. I would recommend him to my friends and family. I also in the future would like to have him do some more work on my car. I consider him my mechanic. Great Job.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great!

Fred

31 years of experience
7 reviews
Fred
31 years of experience
Fred was awesome, efficient, experienced and fast. Replaced my started on my 2005 Honda got my car going in no time. Thank you.

Tyreek

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Tyreek
21 years of experience
Very good and thorough

Keith

16 years of experience
284 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
He his awesome ! I recommend him to everyone

Dominic

26 years of experience
132 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Very nice man. Got to work fast and had problem solved on a timely manner. Will refer him to every one I know. Very thankful for his work and professionalism.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Arnold?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Kia Rio $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2005 Saab 9-2X $238 $158.08 $79.99 10% $265.58
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $953 $753.29 $199.97 6% $1022.04
2005 BMW 645Ci $1126 $518.48 $607.92 15% $1335.48
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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