Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Buford.

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

6

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Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
AAA 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan was friendly and very helpful. He replaced my starter in no time.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Great guy, very fast and clean. Thanks bro.
David was very nice. Explained everything about my car to me and also gave me ideas in buying my next car. Would definitely recommend him again. He also didn't rush the job but took his time to make sure everything was okay.

Albert

20 years of experience
79 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Fixed the issue fast and kept me informed the whole time. Great guy, great mechanic!

David

8 years of experience
19 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Wonderful polite very courteous and very mechanical

Robert

21 years of experience
217 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
I like the fact that when Robert was on the way I was notified and when he arrived I was also notified. Communication is key. Robert was friendly and got right to work. He replaced my starter and it only took an hour and maybe fifteen minutes. Not having to wait at a shop was perfect. I was able to do what I needed to do at home. That was awesome. I accidentally ran upon the website looking for parts. I am glad I did. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Toyia

Carl

29 years of experience
26 reviews
Carl
29 years of experience
Carl was very personable and efficient. He got the job done in a reasonable time with excellent results. Thanks.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
I knew he would fix my problem. My starter went in my car and he fixed it immediately. He explained what he did and made me feel comfortable while doing it.

Dustin

10 years of experience
12 reviews
Dustin
10 years of experience
Dustin handles himself in a very professional manner and he does what he says is his mantra -treat a customer's car as if it was his own. Great job.

Zachary

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Zachary
8 years of experience

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto was very knowledgeable and worked quickly to replace the starter in my 2002 Camry. He answered all my questions and was able to identify another issue that I had trouble tracking down elsewhere. Looking forward to his return visit and highly recommend him for future work!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Buford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ford Freestyle $345 $248.98 $95.98 8% $377.98
2012 Chevrolet Camaro $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2008 GMC Yukon $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 $599 $455.27 $143.98 7% $648.77
2012 BMW 128i $635 $418.78 $215.97 10% $709.03
2007 Porsche Cayman $1568 $1304.53 $263.96 5% $1659.28

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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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