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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He also made suggestions for other things that possibly needed to be fixed at a later time. Would absolutely recommend him and will use again in the future if further work is needed.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was on-time, polite, and efficient with the appt. He got right to work upon arriving and even made appropriate modifications to the part when it didn't fit quite right. The car started right away after the repair!

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
We had an issue with our car starter whcih needed replacement. Junard arrived on schedule and completed the job in the estimated time. The area was left clean This was a great experience. I would use this service again.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Great experience. One-time and professional

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
This guy was awesome!

Chris

14 years of experience
239 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Polite. Prompt. Professional.

Kemoy

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
20 years of experience
Awesome

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Courteous, on time and professional. Did fast great work. Much appreciated!

Scott

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Scott
23 years of experience
Scott was wonderful. He was very professional but communicable. He was very easy to talk to, he didn't speak down to me nor dismiss my input. I would call them again. They are my new mechanic.

Kevin

22 years of experience
257 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Service was quick and thorough


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cranston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda Ridgeline $366 $286.48 $79.99 6% $393.98
2011 Dodge Durango $655 $262.73 $391.95 17% $789.48
2015 Kia Optima $348 $268.48 $79.99 7% $375.98
2007 Lexus RX350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2010 BMW 750Li $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2012 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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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