Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bala Cynwyd.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Chris

14 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was great. Will definitely use his services again.

Terrell

39 years of experience
48 reviews
Terrell
39 years of experience
Terrell came to my rescue even earlier than the appointment time; he was kind enough to also have alert me about my car needing oil change in the near future; Excellent and fast work, very reasonable priced too!

Josh

14 years of experience
23 reviews
Josh
14 years of experience

Jerome

22 years of experience
406 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome was prompt, friendly and courteous. His knowledge is outstanding. I highly recommend Jerome to others!

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles is a true professional. He was on time, informed, courteous and personable. I want to work with Charles going forward and will recommend Charles to my family and friends.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Friendly and fast and straightforward

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Very thurough. Very proffessional. Thanks again man.!

Andrew

13 years of experience
157 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Prompt quick quality work.

Brad

21 years of experience
21 reviews
Brad
21 years of experience
I had a very tuff job on my vehicle and Brad got it taken care of. Would highly recommend


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bala Cynwyd?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford Fusion $264 $183.69 $79.99 9% $291.19
2012 Kia Sportage $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $253 $141.29 $111.98 13% $291.79
2012 BMW 740Li $661 $453.26 $207.97 9% $732.76
2015 BMW 428i $617 $408.88 $207.97 10% $688.38
2007 BMW M5 $1276 $580.27 $695.91 15% $1515.52

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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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