Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cicero.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

Rating Summary
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Chris

21 years of experience
1679 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris is a great guy and mechanic! He arrives early and does a very professional job! I will request him anytime! Thanks Chris!
Very professional and helpful! Came and got my car back up and running in less than an hour!

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Fadi

19 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
19 years of experience
Great guy! Would recommend to others definitely.

Eladio

9 years of experience
142 reviews
Eladio
9 years of experience
Very friendly. He showed up on time for his rescheduled appointment - he missed the original one for personal reasons, however, 24 hours notice was given. I appreciate that he took the time to verify what was I thought was wrong with my truck was accurate. His work also was fast & efficient.

Shaun

15 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
15 years of experience
Thank you! For helping me get my car back on the road and good luck with your baby.

David

10 years of experience
169 reviews
David
10 years of experience
David was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Arrived on time and replaced our starter in less than an hour. I would recommend him to anyone with car issues!

Lucas

20 years of experience
849 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
I was very pleased with Lucas.

Glenn

20 years of experience
30 reviews
Glenn
20 years of experience
Good

Mitchel

23 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
23 years of experience
Good demeanor and competent. Mitchel himself can fix a variety of items (window regulators, brakes, starter motors, oil changes, etc). User should know that some technicians can work on additional services (eg AC, etc - which may be more complex). I rates him a 5 star for the service he provided.

Rodric

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Rodric showed up on his appointment 15 minutes early which is SUPERB!!! I love people being on time or early when I have an appointment. Great mechanic, very polite, professional and I can tell he knows what he is doing so I trust him taking care of my two cars including this one. He told me that it will be done in an hour...and it does. All in all, I will definitely recommend this mechanic..and this company. Will definitely used them again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cicero?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Camaro $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2008 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2005 Toyota Tundra $270 $174.40 $95.98 10% $303.40
2011 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2015 Audi A3 Quattro $741 $644.88 $95.98 4% $773.88
2012 Jaguar XF $1030 $885.59 $143.98 4% $1079.09

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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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