Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Durham.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Blake

Blake

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
10 years of experience
Very professional, transparent and punctual. Did the inspection and all tests before diagnostic, which was precise. Great work! I recommend him without a shadow of doubt.
Blake came to replace a starter for me, on a very cold evening. He worked efficiently under some challenging conditions of both frigid cold and wind, and only moderate light. He maintained a really positive attitude, and I would recommend his services completely. He inspected assorted check points, going over with me the areas that I should get looked at soon when I return from my trip. He also answered inquiries that I had about areas in my engine area. Exceptional service!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon is a great mechanic. He fixed my car and even helped me with my other vehicle when it had trouble starting.
Brandon was prompt and ready to work. He completed job in allotted time. I am very pleased with his professional work approach. Have already scheduled more services.
Kim

Kim

22 years of experience
91 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
He was great. Rediagnosed the problem and it was a way easier fix than I thought. Prompt, honest and good.
Very professional and knowledgeable. This guy is a master mechanic.
Nicholas

Nicholas

8 years of experience
78 reviews
Nicholas
8 years of experience
Showed up early and went straight to work. He is courteous
Joshua

Joshua

10 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
10 years of experience
Joshua is very friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. He listens attentively and thoroughly explains all processes. He even makes maintenance suggestions to prevent potential issues. He is great!
Andrew

Andrew

23 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
excellent!
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Awesome!! Ben provided excellent and efficient service. Very pleased.
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
A pleasant experience of getting my car fixed by an experience certified mechanic at my door step. Hi five to Rodney and 'your mechanic'
Carlos

Carlos

13 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
13 years of experience
Excellent service
Jose

Jose

14 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose arrived on time. He had to go back and get the right part but still got the job (starter) done in less than 2 hours. Thanks!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Durham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Frontier $384 $295.63 $87.98 7% $413.88
2008 Honda Civic $324 $244.11 $79.99 7% $351.61
2013 Honda Accord $338 $257.98 $79.99 7% $365.48
2011 Audi TT Quattro $372 $276.32 $95.98 8% $405.32
2015 BMW X5 $1047 $694.60 $351.95 10% $1167.60
2013 Audi S7 $704 $519.89 $183.97 8% $767.14

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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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