Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Chatham.

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Number of Reviews

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Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
great job
Came out on Time did his job and was great all around thanks

Attila

17 years of experience
454 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
A pro - walked me through everything, taught me along the way, and double-checked a few other things too. Cleaned everything up and double-checked it all at the end. Thankful and will certainly reach out to him again!

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
On time, polite, professional, service done well, and fast

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Very professional and did an excellent job. Called ahead of time and performed the work exactly as requested. Would use him again.

Curtis

27 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Great work! Unfortunately my carport light was out and Curtis repaired my car by a cell phone flashlight!! What a trooper!! Never give up attitude! He didn’t have all of his work materials he normally would have in his car but nothing stopped him from doing the job of replacing the starter on my car. 5 stars for sure! I would definitely call again if I have any car issues.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Ill admit was super skeptical about this website and services. Now that im used it and met kevin totally never going to a shop again, love kevins expertise and honest opinions. Need alot of work done , will be servicing soon ! Deffinetly going to tell my boyfriend to stop taking my car to quick and cheap mechanics.

Joshua

13 years of experience
2 reviews
Joshua
13 years of experience
Thanks again man

David

14 years of experience
599 reviews
David
14 years of experience
This is my 3rd time using David to work on my Audi. He is always on time, professional, helpful and informative. I doubt I will use anyone else.

Andrew

13 years of experience
192 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was great. Showed up on time, was clearly knowledgeable, and did the job well. I definitely recommend him.

Osvaldo

18 years of experience
13 reviews
Osvaldo
18 years of experience
Excellent service! Went above and beyond what I needed. :)


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chatham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Focus $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2008 Dodge Durango $286 $173.58 $111.98 11% $324.08
2005 Cadillac STS $534 $317.81 $215.97 12% $608.06
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 $658 $418.33 $239.97 11% $740.83
2014 Ford Mustang $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38

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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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