Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Basking Ridge.

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Number of Reviews

4,775

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Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did excellent work. Very effective, efficient and friendly! A+
He's a KEEPER

Rodric

12 years of experience
321 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Good Job.

Fred

15 years of experience
323 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
He was great and very professional. I recommend him to anybody that needs work done on their vehicle.

Sebastian

8 years of experience
2 reviews
Sebastian
8 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable about cars. Noticed other things that may be a problem for my car in the future and sent great quotes! 10/10 would recommend!

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Knowledgeable, polite and efficient. I plan to hire him again for more work and above all, i trust him. This was a great experience. I already recommended him to neighbors.

Rusty

21 years of experience
349 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and honest. I appreciate the quality of work and thank you for providing me a report on what other services are recommended on my vehicle. Highly recommended!!

Albert

20 years of experience
21 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Albert did a great job. Very professional.

Tung

14 years of experience
274 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Honest mechanic! My car wouldn't start. When he arrived, it cranked right up. He let me know and said he didn't want to do unnecessary repairs. I told him to go ahead and change my starter, because I've been having problems for awhile with it. But it's nice he let me know, rather than just change it to make the money. Definitely recommending my mechanic, and Tung. And he was actually early!

Matthew

31 years of experience
598 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great experience, got there early diagnosed the problem and was done in 45 minutes. Highly recommend

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly and got the job done right and quickly with no hassle.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Basking Ridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Highlander $446 $294.05 $151.98 10% $498.30
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2005 Audi A4 $383 $303.18 $79.99 6% $410.68
2014 Audi Q5 $909 $725.39 $183.97 6% $972.64
2009 Jaguar XK $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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