Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Brisbane.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was very professional and courteous.

William

7 years of experience
39 reviews
William
7 years of experience
William did a fabulous job! He was here early and completed the task quickly and professionally. Highly recommended!

Todd

11 years of experience
44 reviews
Todd
11 years of experience
Todd was great. Very professional and helpful. He came early or on time to each appointment he scheduled with me. I'm very happy with Todd and his work. Thanks Todd!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was friendly, courteous and polite. He arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled time and completed replacing the starter in my car in 30 minutes. I received an email after with pictures and notes regarding things that I need to have done in the future. I will definitely use him again!

Gary

21 years of experience
12 reviews
Gary
21 years of experience
Great work. Good communication. Knowledge and helpful.

Joseph

13 years of experience
47 reviews
Joseph
13 years of experience
Very good experience . Would use again.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Great service and got the job done!

Ryan

6 years of experience
8 reviews
Ryan
6 years of experience
Ryan was great

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was arrived early, had the right parts with him, effective and efficient installation, completed job early and included a safety inspection. Great experience and highly recommend.

Brian

20 years of experience
23 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Fixed the starter on my GFs Honda Accord very quickly. Was on time as well!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Brisbane?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Charger $246 $134.38 $111.98 13% $284.88
2004 GMC Yukon $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2005 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2011 Acura CSX $431 $287.45 $143.98 10% $480.95
2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 $1092 $1012.32 $79.99 2% $1119.82
2013 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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