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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Edmar

20 years of experience
138 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great
A little late but considering it was supposed to rain I'm very happy with the service.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was on time, had everything he needed, worked efficiently and finished earlier than expected. Great job!!

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Diego work in a safe but timely manor. Did a great job and would use him again in a heart beat!!!

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Rey good

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Displayed Punctuality he showed up 30 minutes early, Professionalism by helping me learn about the issue. Would like for him to be sent 4 any of my vehicles. Thank you

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.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived promptly, got to work immediately, and knocked it out in no time. Great service!

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was very helpful with this job. He took his time to ensure everything was finished properly.

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Arrived over 2 hours late, but did a great job once he got here and was professional.

Joseph

18 years of experience
21 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Courteous, warm, and on time. He's knowledgeable.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dunedin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Buick Allure $481 $353.43 $127.98 8% $525.43
2012 Hyundai Sonata $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2011 Ford F-150 $246 $165.83 $79.99 10% $273.33
2011 BMW 750i $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2009 Mercedes-Benz E300 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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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