Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Berkeley Heights.

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$155.87 - $1,119.50

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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
He is very good...I always book him cause he is very professional
Very professional and explained everything. Would definitely book him again!

Jacob

10 years of experience
281 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Thank you for staying in contact with thru out this process. Great service.

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Great job. Came early and got it done quick. Hey Andrew you left a wrench by accident. Let me know if you need it back!

Manuel

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Manuel
13 years of experience
Guy made it happen for me went above and beyond

Eliud

21 years of experience
42 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Eliud was very punctual and did a great job.

Chris

21 years of experience
17 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Thank you for your good job.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Great communication!! Great knowledge!! Very prompt and efficient!! Would definitely recommend Your Mechanic and Steven to anyone that needs their car serviced!! Best mechanic experience without the overblown prices!!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
491 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable and effective

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Fast and quick service.

Martin

21 years of experience
68 reviews
Martin
21 years of experience
Very thorough!! Really appreciated his professionalism.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Berkeley Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Altima $379 $298.79 $79.99 6% $406.29
2011 Saab 9-4X $327 $246.90 $79.99 7% $354.40
2009 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2013 BMW 740Li $750 $542.26 $207.97 8% $821.76
2010 Acura RDX $373 $284.98 $87.98 7% $403.23
2011 Porsche Panamera $1537 $1193.43 $343.95 7% $1655.68

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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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