Car Starter Repair at your home or office in East Greenwich.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
452 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto was great! He was on time very knowledgeable and we will definitely be requesting him again!!!
Torriento was early for the appt . Got to work and was completed on time . He explained exactly what was needed and did the work . Did a walk around the car and pointed out some options I have for my next call for services . I would use him again

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Very Good!

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Did a great job, thank you very much

Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
On time and communicative about the job. Knowledgeable and professional and finished fast!

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
OMG!! I was not aware of this service until I NEEDED too; nonetheless I was able to book with Chris and he is AWESOME. Not only did he arrive a little early, he also called earlier due to a cancellation. His abilities are not limited and he is VERY professional. We discussed other work need on my vehicle and he was very thorough about the process and quote. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS; I will be scheduling with him again!

Henry

32 years of experience
133 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
We have used Henry 3 times now and he has been professional, polite, and extremely thorough on each visit. He makes car repair MUCH less of a headache! Thank you Henry!

Drew

9 years of experience
17 reviews
Drew
9 years of experience
Good very knowable

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
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James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. Made additional suggestions for maintenance.

Damian

9 years of experience
354 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was amazing. Fast and proficient. Will request him again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in East Greenwich?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $263 $159.20 $103.98 11% $298.95
2009 Pontiac G8 $392 $295.63 $95.98 7% $424.63
2014 Chevrolet SS $239 $142.58 $95.98 12% $271.58
2010 Infiniti M35 $217 $136.68 $79.99 11% $244.18
2009 BMW 128i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $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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