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Number of Reviews

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Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very professional, I had a great experience
Very knowledgeable and courteous. Was able to book an appt the very next day after my car died. Rodney kept his work area and my car clean and was efficient with his time. He offered info for other repairs he recommends. I will definitely be booking recommended work after the holidays, and I will book with Rodney. Thanks a bunch !!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Did a great job completed the repair quickly..

Oswaldo

20 years of experience
23 reviews
Oswaldo
20 years of experience
Great

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Friendly,knows his business

Harold

30 years of experience
52 reviews
Harold
30 years of experience
Honest and professional. Harold answered every question I was concerned about. He explained everything to the detail about the job he performed. He went above and beyond what was expected.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
great service from richard

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Very positive experience, I have no reservations using this service again.

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.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was fast and friendly. He got my car working so quickly I was impressed. I would definitely book him again.

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ. Was on time and did an excellent job replacing the starter in my Honda! He is very personable and a knowledgeable mechanic. I would highly recommend TJ to anybody. Thanks.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Croydon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Spark $260 $180.19 $79.99 9% $287.69
2014 Ford Flex $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2010 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $930 $810.19 $119.98 4% $971.44
2009 Lexus SC430 $656 $288.29 $367.95 16% $782.79
2015 Jaguar F-Type $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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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