Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bowdon.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Christopher

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Excellent customer service and extremely knowledgeable about vehicles! Taught me a lot of things about my Kia Sorento! He’s very trustworthy and will be my personal mechanic from now on!

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything in detail

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great job

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
Good guy seems very honest, replaced the starter and confirmed it was not something else. Good communications let me know his schedule and timeframe. Completed the job very quickly

Sayeed

15 years of experience
71 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
Very professional. Showed up exactly when expected.

Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
I want to thank Damian for doing an excellent job and doing it in a timely fashion. I will be requesting him if I need this service again.

Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
On time, courteous and got the job done quick. Highly recommended.

Jason

30 years of experience
131 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Awesome, friendly, fast, perfect

David

14 years of experience
596 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bowdon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Sportage $324 $244.48 $79.99 7% $351.98
2006 Scion xA $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2009 Ford Expedition $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $462 $381.77 $79.99 5% $489.27
2011 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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