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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jason

8 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
8 years of experience
Jason did a great job on replacing the starter on my 2008 Honda CRV. Accessing the part was not easy, however he used his experience and very methodically replaced the dead stater and put everything back to its original condition. Very professional and was on time for the appointment.

Aquila

7 years of experience
11 reviews
Aquila
7 years of experience
great experience

William

17 years of experience
90 reviews
William
17 years of experience
William was absolutely fantastic! He arrived on time, was very professional. His extensive knowledge of cars showed in his work. He was quick and efficient. I will absolutely return to him. Thank you William!

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Noe arrived on time. He completed the work (starter motor replacement) on time. He answered all my questions after the service. He is a friendly guy, easy to work with.

Robert

19 years of experience
645 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Was fast and efficient and was very knowledgeable

Anthony

24 years of experience
59 reviews
Anthony
24 years of experience
Anthony is a super nice, honest and fantastic mechanic. I've never had a better experience dealing with car repairs. Excellent service. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was done perfect.

Carlos

16 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
16 years of experience
Carlos arrived early, and had the replacement part in his trunk. He replaced a starter to a 2006 Toyota Corolla in less than an hour. He did the job and I have the operational car again. Thanks, Carlos!!!!

James

29 years of experience
601 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable, my car was fixed in under an hour and I saved money. Would highly recommend his services, I plan to go to him for my future car needs.

Chris

17 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Awesome, very knowledgeable. I thought it was my alternator but he looked at it and did his thing and saw that it was my starter. Saved me lots of money. He came back and in 20 minutes it was done.

Terry

25 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
25 years of experience
Good


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Belmont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Express 2500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2009 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2007 Dodge Charger $246 $134.38 $111.98 13% $284.88
2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 $600 $519.80 $79.99 4% $627.30
2008 BMW X5 $841 $488.78 $351.95 12% $961.78
2015 Audi S6 $714 $529.70 $183.97 8% $776.95

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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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