Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cedar Knolls.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great! Ben is very knowledgeable and fast. He was also early!
He was on time; polite: equipped for the job and did his job efficiently.

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien was quick, thorough, and very knowledgeable. He understood the importance my vehicle plays in my non-profit business and he alerted me to other repairs I would need in the near future and took pictures to share with my regular mechanic! Greatly appreciate him!

Edmar

20 years of experience
144 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
A little late but considering it was supposed to rain I'm very happy with the service.

Roberto

10 years of experience
18 reviews
Roberto
10 years of experience
Very thorough and very knowledgeable

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Professional

Kenneth

19 years of experience
12 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Very good. I will use again when needed.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Easy, quick fix with a starter issue in my car the day before. Came earlier than expected, didn't take too long.

Michael

19 years of experience
79 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Michael was timely and very flexible working on my truck while I was at work. Very satisfied and I’d hire him again!!

Paul

31 years of experience
80 reviews
Paul
31 years of experience
Great

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel did a very professional job. On time and very good quality.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cedar Knolls?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Crown Victoria $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2011 Volkswagen CC $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Chrysler 300 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2014 Mini Cooper Countryman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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