Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Douglassville.

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Number of Reviews

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Keith

16 years of experience
284 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Keith was on time. Knowledgeable and overall very pleasant to deal with. Highly reccomend him.
Keith knows what he is doing got the job done as fast as possible I have some more work for him soon honest, reliable,trustworthy Thanks again Sandra

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Smooth process

Scott

34 years of experience
601 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott is great - very professional and did fantastic work on our car. We have used him twice now and highly recommend him!

Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Very fast. Had my car up and running right away

Frank

6 years of experience
120 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
I can't recommend Francisco enough. He did the job he said he'd do in the time he said he'd do it in.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was AWESOME! He arrived early and completed the job quickly. As my appointment was mid-week, he accommodated my work scheduled and even started the job before I got home (with my approval of course). I am so in love with this service. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He made a stressful situation into a wonderful experience. This service is great for women on the go. It eliminates the towing, the unpredictable pricing and the entrapment of an establishments hours of operation. I love the flexibility and professionalism. I think I found a new mechanic!!! Thanks Raul for EVERYTHING.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was quick and professional - he made his job in less than an hour and got me back on wheels

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Went above and beyond in the dark of night!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. He was prompt, (even a few minutes early). After replacing my starter, showed me exactly what was wrong with the old one. I asked about a couple more service jobs I wanted to consider. He explained them and sent quotes. Excellent service! I would like Jason back for future work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Douglassville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Nitro $300 $220.08 $79.99 8% $327.58
2015 Chrysler 200 $548 $268.27 $279.96 14% $644.52
2004 Mazda MPV $215 $135.15 $79.99 11% $242.65
2011 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2009 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2007 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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