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Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
594 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Let me know when he was close to my home and greeted me when i came out, made sure that the issue i stated was in fact the real issue (starter in this case) before he started his work. Took care of it fast, made a breaf inspection and made sure everything was in order. Great job for a great price, thank you!
Very polite and quick service!

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Great, he was very Professional

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Richard was very polite, had great customer service, explained his whole process as I had questions and made clear recommendations that were easy to understand. Provided great reliable service and ensured that we were satisfied.

John

26 years of experience
630 reviews
John
26 years of experience
John has repaired my vehicle several times through yourmechanic.com. He is always on time, friendly and I trust his work. Anytime I can recommend yourmechanic.com and John I do.

Kemoy

21 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
21 years of experience
very good

Dwaine

44 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
44 years of experience
Dwaine was very professional. He showed up at the appointment time with the correct parts for my truck, and immediately went to work replacing my starter. Within an hour or so the job was complete and my truck is up and running again. I would use this . I am service and Dwaine again. I am very pleased. Plus the job has a warranty.

Wayne

19 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
19 years of experience
As it turned out the starter was not necessary but still I chose to leave it installed. The vehicle is nearly 20 years old with only 39,800. The battery was only 2 years old but the vehicle had sat for a long time, even though the battery had a "float charger" connected. The problem was in fact the REPORT OF THE BATTERY, VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND ALTERNATER WERE ALL OK, FROM ADVANCED AUTO PARTS COMPUTER ANALYSIS RESULTS!! That left the starter being recommended by them! When the vehicle would not start in the garage, "My Mechanic" was called. Wayne reviewed the computer print out results as well as saw a battery charger/starter system connected that still was unable to start vehicle. The vehicle was pushed out of garage into the driveway where Wayne removed and replaced the original starter. When trying to start, it did the same as before the new starter was installed! Wayne jumped started the vehicle with his vehicle and it started perfectly! Wayne offered to remove the new starter and replace the old one (for just the labor cost of $70) but realizing that starter was nearly 20 years old I chose to leave it installed. I went to BATTERIES + store, where they checked the battery that A.A.Parts just checked and they stated it has only 225 AMPS of cranking current power instead of the 550 AMPS the battery should have. New battery was installed by them, NO FURTHER PROBLEMS!! Buyer beware of what Advanced Auto Parts tells you, even with their computer equipment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruben

22 years of experience
116 reviews
Ruben
22 years of experience
Car wouldn't start. Brought it to a mechanic who said that starter needed changing. Ruben determined problem was really bad battery. Saved me over $300 in unneeded repairs.

CESAR

14 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
14 years of experience
Cesar was great!! He called me 30 minutes prior to arriving to confirm appointment. When he arrived he called again to confirm arrival. Communication was never an issue and made for an easy experience. While working on the car, he explained the process and made it a learning experience.

James

29 years of experience
678 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Great mechanic. On time , gets job done quick n efficient


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
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 $285 $204.89 $79.99 8% $312.39
2005 Nissan Titan $610 $410.09 $199.97 10% $678.84
2015 Toyota Yaris $249 $168.85 $79.99 9% $276.35
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $313.14 $463.94 17% $936.64
2005 BMW 545i $1028 $532.00 $495.93 14% $1198.50
2016 BMW M6 $912 $712.37 $199.97 7% $981.12

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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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