Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Audubon.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was amazing! Quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it within the hour. Way better and convenient than taking it to a shop! I will be requesting his service when I need an oil change. Thanks Peter!

David

23 years of experience
180 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David was very efficient. He was able to determine what our problem was and schedule an appointment for repair. He arrived on time and completed the job .within the time line that he had set. I will recommend his services to anyone in need of a good mechanic. I will also add that he is available to check out a car before you buy that can save money on immediate repairs.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Yo this dude is awesome sauce! I typically don't require help when it comes to maintenance but this guy has forever changed that. Less than 45 minutes and my starter was changed and i was rolling again. Only takes 1x to win me over! 落

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
It was good.

Thomas

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Thomas
11 years of experience
This man knows old diesel trucks inside and out

Reyna

13 years of experience
39 reviews
Reyna
13 years of experience
Reyna was very nice. came early she did excellent job.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Fast friendly mechanic. Love Tiens' work. He can work on my car anytime.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
272 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
On time, professional, and very knowledgeable. Completed work and performed detail inspection afterwards.

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Timothy was awesome! Knew what he was doing. Spent hours trying to fix the problem myself finally called in the calvary. Tim to the rescue! Thanks so much!

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Audubon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Hyundai Entourage $322 $241.52 $79.99 7% $349.02
2012 Chevrolet Express 1500 $309 $229.38 $79.99 8% $336.88
2008 Chevrolet Aveo $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2009 Audi TT $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2010 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2011 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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