Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Centerville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
695 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Great service! Good mechanic!
Rigoberto was thoroughly professional, friendly and frank from start to finish; we initially talked about my own tentative diagnosis of the problem with my Nissan Sentra, but he immediately was able to see that the starter was burning out. When he came back to replace it, he saved me $70 by pointing out that we didn't need to replace the tensioner as well as it was still working fine. Highly recommended.

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
No complaints with the mechanic work ethics, job performance and professionalism. Clearly knowledgeable in his field.
Nice guy. Thorough. Worked fast.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
I had an excellent experience with the on-line company and the service professional who came to my home. I have already recommended this on-line service to all of my co-workers and friends!!

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
First off, 5 star because we have the same name. Jonathan came sooner than expected, so that was much appreciated. He worked quickly, and told me straight with what he would recommend to be done. He's someone I trust that I'd call over again for any problems I have. I'm one for someone that's straight forward, and does the job well. If you're looking for a Mechanic in the area of where he goes, he's the one you want to contact.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar did a great job.Polite and professional.I would recommend him to any family and friends.

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Knowledgeable, professional, quick

John

34 years of experience
313 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Awesome mechanic, friendly

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Very helpful and knowledgeable

Guan

4 years of experience
71 reviews
Guan
4 years of experience
Did a good job and well known what's he doing. Good explained the problem. Book him again.

Neil

21 years of experience
7 reviews
Neil
21 years of experience
Punctual, no issues, everything as promised.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Centerville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 GMC Jimmy $302 $222.22 $79.99 8% $329.72
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2012 Chevrolet Express 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2010 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2007 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2014 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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