Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cranbury.

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Number of Reviews

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Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Joshua is a fantastic mechanic and a truly genuine person. He showed up early and finished the job in half of the allotted time. He immediately recognized what was wrong with my car and even made suggestions as to what else needed to be fixed. Well done!

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Whole process went smoothly. Robert was on time. Repaired the car on time with no issues.

Tyreek

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Tyreek
21 years of experience
He showed up and he worked on the car as best as he could. You can tell he is very passionate about being a mechanic.

Nick

64 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
64 years of experience
Nick was GREAT. With a team like this, I hope to never step foot in a repair shop again! Making sure my kids have the app installed and know what to do when/if they have car problems. Thank you for this great service.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patric was fantastic!!! he fixed my car and it sound like new, great job, I would recomand him to any one any day, great job

Michael

19 years of experience
80 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Michael was timely and very flexible working on my truck while I was at work. Very satisfied and I’d hire him again!!

Luis

16 years of experience
189 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Very friendly, and professional. Does good work. Highly recommended.

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Showed up 2 hours early, excellent work. Very impressed with service. Will use him again. 5 stars all the way!

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
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Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was early and replaced my starter (as recommended by someone else). I thought there might be an alternator issue as my car would not start when jumped and made clicking noises. Nicholas said my alternator was fine. Car started and he left. emailed his recommendations on oil change and brake work but nothing else was recommended. I was disappointed to find my car still had same issues 3 days later (had not been driven since Nicholas made repair). now i think batter may need to be replaced and i'm left wondering why he didn't check that if he was checking alternator. Feeling a little let down that wasn't checked by the mechanic. now, i have to have someone else look at it and pay another fee. not a happy camper now.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cranbury?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Explorer $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2011 Nissan Sentra $247 $166.64 $79.99 10% $274.14
2013 Infiniti FX37 $576 $496.23 $79.99 4% $603.73
2006 Acura RSX $385 $233.49 $151.98 11% $437.74
2009 Lexus IS F $1002 $241.70 $759.90 20% $1262.95

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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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