Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Ballwin.

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Number of Reviews

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary arrived early, and did an excellent job on the repair. The car had been left by the tow truck on a slope so it was in a difficult location and he didn't complain. He was friendly and thorough and left the car better than it had been before needing the repair. We'd be happy to have him work on the car again.

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He knows the job very well.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Very Professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Charles.

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
Jean Pierre was a very professional mechanic. We came across a problem but he handled it very professionally. All in all I highly recommend Jean Pierre.

Kenneth

13 years of experience
7 reviews
Kenneth
13 years of experience
Nice guy, knowledgeable, and thorough. !

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
This guy is great! I really needed the work done asap and he came out that day. He was very professional and polite. I would definitely recommend him, you will not regret it!

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable about my Mitsubishi . He did a great and quick job in replacing my starter and getting my car up and running again.

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Jame was great! He arrived early. Even when I had trouble with my car after the service he gave me great advice as what to do next. I definitely recommend him and will be scheduling with your mechanic in the future.

Michael

12 years of experience
57 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Showed up on time and even called beforehand to confirm. He knew the car, made the experience a lot easier knowing it was getting done on the spot. Car runs great, was a great experience, and would recommend him to friends and family!

Jeremy

18 years of experience
295 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
This service is awesome! Jeremy is top notch! I have already started telling everyone! Thank you!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ballwin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mazda RX-8 $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2014 Toyota Matrix $238 $158.37 $79.99 10% $265.87
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2011 Cadillac SRX $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2010 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.

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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