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Antonios

Antonios

16 years of experience
46 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Professional
Ronald

Ronald

26 years of experience
7 reviews
Ronald
26 years of experience
Great service! Saved my day!
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
Rocco was excellent. Very much knowledgable and fixed the stuff within the time promised. He also recommended the follow up work that should be done. Very much satisfied. Thank you Rocco and Your Mechanic.
Trevor

Trevor

19 years of experience
74 reviews
Trevor
19 years of experience
very professional. Diagnosed my problem quickly that a so called expert at a local shop could not. Highly recommended
Mark

Mark

22 years of experience
48 reviews
Mark
22 years of experience
Mark was easygoing, professional, and exceedingly polite. He told us exactly what our car needed and then took care of it. Car runs perfectly now.
Issac

Issac

11 years of experience
4 reviews
Issac
11 years of experience
Yahshif

Yahshif

7 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
7 years of experience
Yahshif did a tremendous job can't wait to work with him again
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
633 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Excellent
David

David

33 years of experience
195 reviews
David
33 years of experience
David was very nice. Explained everything about my car to me and also gave me ideas in buying my next car. Would definitely recommend him again. He also didn't rush the job but took his time to make sure everything was okay.
Paul

Paul

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
10 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Boston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2014 Dodge Avenger $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2013 BMW Z4 $605 $389.45 $215.97 10% $679.70
2015 BMW X5 $741 $557.40 $183.97 7% $804.65
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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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