Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Collegeville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Honest and friendly. Thank you Jonathan.

Damian

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was on time and very respectful. He did an excellent job in a very timely manner. Thank you so much for replacing the starter. At 76 I'm getting to old to climb under cars to fix them anymore. I would definitely recommend Damion for your mechanical needs.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was a few minutes early. He was cordial and promptly introduced himself with handshake. He worked hard the entire time and I was delighted how well the car cranked with a new starter installed. Sitting at home while my car is being repaired and a substantial saving from a quote from a major auto repair company. It doesn't get any better than that!

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis was one of the most professional mechanics I have ever had the pleasure to deal with, because he stayed in contact with me on his ETA, he was early, and when he arrived he went straight to work. As a matter of fact, while he was working on my engine, a person I did not even know called me over to his vehicle and asked about how he could book his services for his explorer. I will definitely use his services again whenever possible.

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph is a professional. He did a great job replacing a starter on my vehicle and followed up with a detailed repair assessment.

Tim

28 years of experience
44 reviews
Tim
28 years of experience
Tim arrived on time and completed the job quickly and correctly, He exhibited excellent customer service skills and provide me with good advice. I would definitely use him again.

Ben

39 years of experience
1137 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Came on time, arrived with a smile on his face, worked diligently, explained what he was doing, and got the job done. I was very impressed.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Excellent experience. On time and very personable! Work completed quickly and everything explained in a clear manner. Will use Danny again!!!!!!

Charles

13 years of experience
2 reviews
Charles
13 years of experience
find problems very quick and also did a very nice job fixing the problems

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Was great and fixed my car, helped me get back on the road. Thanks.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Collegeville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Impala $511 $374.97 $135.98 8% $557.72
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78
2007 Chrysler 300 $335 $223.41 $111.98 10% $373.91
2012 Acura ZDX $357 $276.73 $79.99 7% $384.23
2012 BMW 650i xDrive $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2008 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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