Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dayton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,121

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William

32 years of experience
69 reviews
William
32 years of experience
Awesome. Great job.
William arrived precisely at 7am and was a professional with the starter install

Mitchel

23 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
23 years of experience
On time, professional, courteous, well equipped, efficient and fairly priced. Arrived and got to the trash at hand and finished quickly. Based on his professionalism and service, I would gladly and highly recommend Mitchell to my colleagues, acquaintances and clients.
Thanks Mitch I was able to take care of the starter issue of my Toyota Camry we could have done a test drive but I was in a rush but he took the time to make my ride ready for my appointment

Lucas

20 years of experience
849 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
He was early which was great and was in contact with me before to let me know where he was. He was polite and fast. Lucas did a great job. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Great experience.
very punctual and professional..

Jonathan

34 years of experience
367 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Great Service. i am happy

Chris

21 years of experience
1678 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Great experience, showed up early and replaced starter quickly. Knowledagble and helpful.

Rodric

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Great service, very helpful and transparent. I will definitely be using his services in the future.

Ira

35 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
35 years of experience
Ira arrived on time and was exceptionally nice. He took the time to check everything on my truck to see if he could solve the problem without replacing the part. Kept a great attitude the entire appointment even while having to deal with one of the most frustrating fastener bolts (f150 top starter bolt, universally hated on the internet). Finished the job and my truck works great now.

Ben

40 years of experience
1142 reviews
Ben
40 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.

Eliseo

11 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
11 years of experience
Came in a timely manner. He got the job done. Very nice young man.

Wilson

12 years of experience
294 reviews
Wilson
12 years of experience
Quick and easy


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dayton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Prius $476 $252.42 $223.97 13% $553.42
2015 Hyundai Elantra $349 $269.37 $79.99 7% $376.87
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT $421 $340.70 $79.99 6% $448.20
2013 Lincoln MKZ $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2011 Lincoln MKZ $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2016 Porsche Panamera $1549 $1205.50 $343.95 7% $1667.75

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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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