Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bristol.

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$155.87 - $1,118.48

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

Rating Summary
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Joseph

19 years of experience
449 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Love this service and Joseph was friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Comunication is comforting when work is being done on your vehicle. the day before,the day of my appointment I was kept informed. before Joseph arrived i received a text that he was on his way. the work was flawless,I was shown the replaced part. the work took less time than was estimated.thank you,GE Castro

Theodore

15 years of experience
1109 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore is the best. I will be recommending him to everyone who needs car maintenance. 10/10
Awesome customer service. Friendly, very quick at making the repair. Theodore showed forethought and changed the appointment time for an earlier time to allow me to split my bill into three payment methods, because the office closed at 4, which I was not aware of. Very helpful!

Danny

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
10 years of experience
He showed up on time and began immediately. He was very professional and explained what was done and answered all my questions. I am very pleased to have my car back and running very well! I will definitely being booking another appt with Danny to fix the other problems! Thanks again!

David

33 years of experience
66 reviews
David
33 years of experience
Great experience for me. David arrived early, introduced himself, and after a brief conversation told to go relax and got to work. I didn’t have to call around for part prices. The price was less than shops I called and I didn’t have to pay to tow my vehicle to shop or any diagnostic fee. Excellent service I will both use again and recommend to others.

Helder

31 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
31 years of experience
he was early and did a great job and checked the battery as well.

Jeremiah

12 years of experience
75 reviews
Jeremiah
12 years of experience
Great experience. Happy car happy customer

Shawn

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
Did the work quickly and efficiently and the cost was exactly what it was supposed to be. His analysis of future work required was honest and thorough.

Leroy

21 years of experience
20 reviews
Leroy
21 years of experience
Totally professional tech. Very knowledgeable, and took care of the job even given that the location of my vehicle left a lot to be desired. A job well done!

Armando

9 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
9 years of experience
Great service, accurate, and very helpful.

Luther

15 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
15 years of experience
I set my appointment for 4pm and he was running late with delivery of the part arriving to the part store but kept me inform on his time with a call and a text and he arrived as promise. Got my car started and it was running when I arrived home.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bristol?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Crown Victoria $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2008 Ford Ranger $271 $191.13 $79.99 9% $298.63
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2014 BMW 328d $581 $372.59 $207.97 10% $652.09
2013 BMW 328i $517 $381.24 $135.98 8% $563.99
2007 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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