Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bay Pines.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Showed up on time and worked very quickly!

Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
Great professional. You're in good hands if Juan shows up.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan was on time and very nice. He worked on my car , we talked and he got the job done. My car is finally running again. I will be using Nathan again and recommending him to others.

Chris

14 years of experience
417 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris discovered that the wires on my starter motor had been reversed by another mechanic the previous day. He corrected the problem and I was on the road again. Thanks, Chris!

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
I was very please with James. he was on time and very professional.

Andrew

9 years of experience
543 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Rocky start with parts issues, once that was resolved, all went well.

Wesley

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
14 years of experience
Even though i was not there for the appointment the people who were there said he was professional, quick, and he fixed the problem. I will definitely use your mechanic and ask for Wesley again.

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience

Chris

18 years of experience
395 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Friendly and messaged back quickly. Good experience.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Went above and beyond to help me! Highly recommend him!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bay Pines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Accent $259 $178.73 $79.99 9% $286.23
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 $595 $354.91 $239.97 12% $677.41
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2011 Cadillac Escalade $395 $299.24 $95.98 7% $428.24
2005 Lincoln Aviator $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2009 Jaguar Vanden Plas $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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