Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Carefree.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
7:00 am appointment on a Friday? No problem, Chris will be there even before that. Not only did he provide great service, he was incredibly knowledgeable and quick to come up with solutions when unexpected issues arised. Highly reccomend Chris and all his work.
Chris is a great guy and mechanic! He arrives early and does a very professional job! I will request him anytime! Thanks Chris!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Came to fix a leaking clutch master cylinder in my 240sx. He was very timely easy to talk to. Did a great job. Would definitely hope to get Steven again if anything else goes wrong in the future... If it's still left stock lol.
He serviced my vehicle very good

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
It quick excellent work got the job done and back on the road

Kyle

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Kyle
23 years of experience
Very satisfied with the service.

Jay

35 years of experience
703 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Very happy with the service and happy with Jay Unger.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Knowledgeable!!!

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Great job!

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was very nice and understanding about me having to go to work leaving him alone with the car at my house.

Luke

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
14 years of experience
Very professional. Definitely will recommend to friends

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Great


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Carefree?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo V50 $377 $280.78 $95.98 8% $409.78
2008 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2008 Pontiac Montana $284 $204.17 $79.99 8% $311.67
2004 BMW Z4 $425 $305.31 $119.98 8% $466.56
2015 BMW 750i xDrive $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2014 Jaguar XF $891 $746.96 $143.98 5% $940.46

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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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