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

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$154.22 - $1,141.96

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Number of Reviews

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Tung

15 years of experience
310 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Ting came out and replaced my starter. He was very efficient and the process was quick and easy! The rates are cheaper than going to a dealer.
Tung is a solid guy , super professional . I was more than satisfied . He didnt try and upsale anything . We talked a few moments then he went to work and didn't stop until he was done

Ben

40 years of experience
1147 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Professional very knowledgeable arrival 1hour early good work. Will use youmechanic again
Ben brings professionalism to another level. He is thorough in his inspections, savvy and experienced! Ben also fashions a superb work ethic! The guy is just plain nice too! He even washed my car.

Jerry

7 years of experience
136 reviews
Jerry
7 years of experience
Jerry was on time and very professional from the time he arrived to the time he left. He knew exactly what was the issue, and fixed and finished in a timely manner.

Joe

14 years of experience
400 reviews
Joe
14 years of experience
Joe is amazing and will be my new mechanic.

Krystal

16 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
16 years of experience
On time, great work, would be happy to have her each and every time

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Mr. Brandon did an excellent job, and was extremely professional and organized. I am tremendously honored for such an excellent Technician doing a superb job on my first appointment with Your Mechanic. I will definitely recommend Mr. Brandon and Your Mechanic to lots of friends, colleagues, and family. Professionalism, excellent job, and lastly superb enthusiasm in the midst of trouble is much, much appreciated!!

Theodore

15 years of experience
1219 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore is very skilled. He found the problem quickly. To my surprise, he's already got the parts on the way here. So the initial inspection appointment also had the problem fixed. In addition, he helped me with other problems. He is also a very nice guy and easy to communicate. He gave me advice on any further potential problem that might happen on the car model based on his years of experience.

Wayne

30 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
30 years of experience
He wasn't too friendly and a bit too sarcastic for my taste, but he got the job done.

Jerimiah

18 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
18 years of experience
Excellent. On time, efficient, clean and professional.

Brian

22 years of experience
383 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Brian was extremely helpful and thoroughly explained everything that he had done for my vehicle. Brian also explained what would be needed in the near future. I will definitely request Brian to do future work on my car and will recommend him to other people.


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
2013 Toyota Prius V $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2009 Hummer H3 $548 $323.56 $223.97 12% $624.56
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $319 $238.74 $79.99 7% $346.24
2007 Lincoln MKZ $356 $276.40 $79.99 7% $383.90
2008 Audi Q7 $747 $651.45 $95.98 4% $780.45
2014 Audi S8 $740 $555.78 $183.97 7% $803.03

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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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