Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Covington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Professional and people friendly. On time and worked efficiently. I will not hesitate to send new business .
Superb!! punctual,knowledgeable,patient with owner answering questions and giving pertinent information to help the customer understand the process while servicing the problem.

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
Jean was terrific. He was on time for the appointment and knew exactly what to do. My car is back to normal and at a fraction of the cost from what a shop would have charged. I highly recommend Jean!!

Juan

17 years of experience
36 reviews
Juan
17 years of experience

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Micheal was very knowledgeable about the issue. The service was done quickly. Not only did he replace the starter, when the job was completed he assisted in troubleshooting and fixing another issue that seemed to happen from disconnecting the battery. I would most definitely recommend him and his services to others.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Henry

32 years of experience
134 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was right on the top of the problem, outstanding person, pleasure to talk with, would tell my friends about your service, overall great job, thanks again.. Jim Shaw

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Professional really knows his stuff.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Mr. Carter is a car wizard. Nuff said.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris is a top notch mechanic!! He showed up 10 minutes early, told me how long the job would take, and finished in under that time. Had I taken my car to the shop it would have wasted a whole day. This took less than one hour to have my starter replaced and oil changed. Chris is a great mechanic and I will be happy to schedule him again for any future repair needs!!

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Covington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford Fiesta $208 $128.25 $79.99 11% $235.75
2006 Ford Fusion $369 $289.48 $79.99 6% $396.98
2006 Pontiac Vibe $233 $153.24 $79.99 10% $260.74
2014 Mini Cooper $611 $499.44 $111.98 5% $649.94
2007 Land Rover LR3 $321 $241.39 $79.99 7% $348.89
2010 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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