Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Brookhaven.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Again, this guy was on point! My new mechanic name is Torrieanto!
Painless

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Excellent!!
Richard arrived exactly on time (actually about 5 minutes early), and was as friendly and professional as could be. For the sake of total transparency and trustworthiness, he even told me I was welcome to sit and observe if I wanted to, although I declined. He finished the work efficiently, and even came in slightly under the estimate I was given. Super nice guy, and came fully prepared. Didn't even bat an eye, just showed up, got straight to work, and fixed my car for about half of what the shop had estimated. Would recommend any time.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon did a great job and I plan on using him for additional services. Showed up right on time, actually a little early which I like and very pleasant to deal with. Changed out a starter on my vehicle.
Professional and prompt

Omar

23 years of experience
14 reviews
Omar
23 years of experience
Omar was punctual, professional, efficient, and friendly. He clearly communicated the issue, quoted me a time frame, and completed the work exactly as promised. I highly recommend him.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
I was very pleased with Jay he was on time and very knowledgeable with changing the starter I would use him for future jobs very nice man

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Tomas was great!

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and helpful

Ron

19 years of experience
4 reviews
Ron
19 years of experience
Trust is something that is tough to find when it comes to car repair shops. Now I found it. your team is courteous and efficient. Ron is knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Thank you Ron, now I feel he will always take care of my truck.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Showed up early. Nice guy.

Brett

23 years of experience
162 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Brett got there to replace a starter and did an awesome job. I will definitely refer him to others. Thanks so much


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Brookhaven?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2004 Mercury Monterey $301 $221.32 $79.99 8% $328.82
2007 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2012 Infiniti M35h $293 $213.09 $79.99 8% $320.59
2006 Acura RL $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Porsche Boxster $1530 $1306.03 $223.97 4% $1607.03

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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