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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
very nice! great job!

Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Joshua is a fantastic mechanic and a truly genuine person. He showed up early and finished the job in half of the allotted time. He immediately recognized what was wrong with my car and even made suggestions as to what else needed to be fixed. Well done!

William

13 years of experience
10 reviews
William
13 years of experience
William was awesome! A trustworthy guy!

Damian

9 years of experience
381 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Was a pleasure to work with.

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
Fantastic! Arrived on time, did the work, explained it. Also looked at two other issues and gave me quote. I will be calling him back to do that.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
On time, clear and courteous.

Albert

20 years of experience
80 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Explained the process of the starter. Very knowledgeable mechanic. Great attitude!

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
thank you for all that you have done to help with repairing my car even with the bad weather -he came to the house -early -repaired my car -I am so happy that everything is running Great -Thank You Jerome !!

Damian

9 years of experience
402 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
He is a nice and professional mechanic.

Berchel

16 years of experience
97 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
Great


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chapel Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Yukon $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2013 Kia Forte5 $330 $249.63 $79.99 7% $357.13
2013 Ford Focus $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2015 Audi A5 Quattro $455 $342.81 $111.98 7% $493.31
2008 Acura RDX $383 $295.48 $87.98 7% $413.73
2012 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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