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Jonathan

11 years of experience
146 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
This dude is an amazing mechanic. I can not recommend this gentleman enough to the next person looking for a mechanic. He went out of his way to make sure that my part got installed when he said he would install it...he worked well into the night! A++ this guy is my permanent mechanic.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex was great. He was earlier than expected and finished very quickly. He was polite. He explained what he would do and why we had the problem in the first place. He was not pushy. I appreciate this type of service.

Oscar

22 years of experience
72 reviews
Oscar
22 years of experience
Oscar was excellent. He explains things well and is friendly and just was just generally helpful.

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience

Carlos

26 years of experience
272 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
He was great. Told me i would take two hours to replace my starter because thats what the manual said, did it in one and now my car runs perfectly fine again.

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great service by keith... good job

Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
Thank you. Your service was appreciated. Highly recommended for automotive needs.

Chris

18 years of experience
402 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Really good experience. Chris arrived promptly and replaced my starter very quickly. No issues. Friendly., very professional. Would highly recommend him.

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Sam is a great mechanic and a really personable guy. Thanks Sam

Rusty

21 years of experience
367 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
On time and fixed the issue. It’s why I continue to use him. Great work done right.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Brockton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saturn Relay $370 $290.23 $79.99 6% $397.73
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Ram 3500 $440 $359.98 $79.99 5% $467.48
2005 BMW X5 $635 $491.48 $143.98 7% $684.98
2008 Infiniti FX45 $264 $151.98 $111.98 12% $302.48
2011 Porsche Cayenne $987 $883.27 $103.98 3% $1023.02

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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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