Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cocoa.

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Number of Reviews

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Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Good job, very professional, courtesy . Recommend other items on vehicle
Very well done...A bit higher than the quote...but he did the work...

Peter

35 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
35 years of experience
Peter was great on time actually early fix the job in no time and did an additional battery remote problem for free thank you so much
Did a great job and was very friendly.

Ben

17 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
17 years of experience
Ben was excellent! He arrived a few minutes before the scheduled appointment and was ready to start the job. He replaced the starter on my Taurus and now it starts with just half a turn of the key! And he even gave me a discount since this was my first time using the service. Will use Ben and this service for all our future repairs. Thanks!

Damian

10 years of experience
445 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian was on time and did excellent work. I highly recommend him.

Maurice

20 years of experience
28 reviews
Maurice
20 years of experience
Maurice did an incredible job on my 1998 Lexus GS400.

Yoel

8 years of experience
149 reviews
Yoel
8 years of experience
Yoel was really good at diagnosing the not so straight forward issue with my car. It was one of a kind where the battery was draining extremely quickly even when the engine was not running. Eventually it turned out to be a problem with the starter which was correctly diagnosed by Yoel. I highly recommend him to anyone who is having auto problems.

Rusty

22 years of experience
396 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Arrived early and worked quickly and efficiently. He also diagnosed other possible issues.

Rick

46 years of experience
43 reviews
Rick
46 years of experience

Bryant

11 years of experience
395 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
He's the best, super knowledgeable, came prepared, worked fast, super friendly, great communication. No issues with car after he fixed it. Highly, Highly recommend.

Steve

39 years of experience
105 reviews
Steve
39 years of experience
Excellent service. Courteous, informative and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cocoa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Yukon $275 $195.28 $79.99 9% $302.78
2009 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2011 GMC Canyon $676 $284.30 $391.95 16% $811.05
2015 BMW 760Li $1188 $659.91 $527.93 13% $1369.41
2014 Cadillac CTS $395 $283.48 $111.98 8% $433.98
2015 Jaguar XFR $837 $693.43 $143.98 5% $886.93

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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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