Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bolingbrook.

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Number of Reviews

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David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
dan was great the job well done unfortunately after I drove the car for 2 hours parked it went in the store that didn't start again so there's one more thing that we missed

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was great. He showed up on time, completed the requested service, and was out in no time. Highly recommended.

MARK

27 years of experience
18 reviews
MARK
27 years of experience
Very nice and smart mechanic would recommend for other users!

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Very friendly, knew what he was talking about, took care of the problem and made me a believer. My wife and I will definitely recommend you guys and Paul to a lot family and friends in our circle. We have been looking for someone to trust for a long time.

Luis

16 years of experience
184 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Very friendly, and professional. Does good work. Highly recommended.

Brikk

16 years of experience
373 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Brikk was outstanding, worked with all sort of last minutes changes, my truck was actually towed away without my knowledge and when we both arrived to the place where he was supposed to do the job and found no truck he came along with me to the towing place and finished everything in less than 1 hour

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
Torey was an excellent mechanic. Very professional, courteous, and fast. I would recommend him to everyone, and would definitely use his services again! Thank you!

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great job

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
He is super fast Very professional and helpful he fixed me started in about thirty minutes


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bolingbrook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Tundra $588 $308.23 $279.96 14% $684.48
2013 Scion xD $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2014 Mazda 3 $257 $176.68 $79.99 9% $284.18
2004 Acura RL $661 $317.37 $343.95 15% $779.62
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2010 Jaguar XF $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.

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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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