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Chris

22 years of experience
2174 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Excellent ! Quick, efficient and knowledgeable. First time customer, will be sure to use again. So much easier than having to tow my car to a repair shop !
Chris was knowledgeable and hardworking. He showed up on time and was courteous. I will definitely use Chris again.

Jamie

26 years of experience
30 reviews
Jamie
26 years of experience
Fantastic! Prompt and courteous. Completed job competently, reinstalled my battery and carpet without complaint and cleaned up the area. I would recommend him to anyone who needs service.

John

20 years of experience
538 reviews
John
20 years of experience
John was so great again! Love his service! Thank you thank you thank you!

Steve

30 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
30 years of experience
Steve was great. Very professional and quick. Had it fixed in no time.

Abdul

11 years of experience
419 reviews
Abdul
11 years of experience
Great work!

David

13 years of experience
380 reviews
David
13 years of experience
He was early and knocked out the starter job with no hesitation! I was very pleased with this experience!!!

Matthew

11 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
Matthew is the real "Mr. Mechanic". He is professional and possesses a very charismatic and friendly attitude. Not only does he perform the job efficiently but tries his best to save you money. He checks the basic solution like, in my case, clean the battery terminals first. Unfortunately, that did not work and the starter has to be replaced. I would definite use his service again and recommend his service to my friends.

Russell

27 years of experience
271 reviews
Russell
27 years of experience
Russell did a fantastic job helping me install my starter and troubleshooting the problem with my car. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I would definitely recommend him to my family, friends, and anyone in need of a mechanic!

Rodney

36 years of experience
523 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Rodney was here early and finished the job in a short time . Very good Job !

Robert

27 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
I thought he was very good. He was on time and didn't take too long to fix my car. I would recommend him to anyone who would need their car fixed


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Elizabeth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Impala $358 $261.72 $95.98 8% $390.72
2014 Jeep Cherokee $345 $233.35 $111.98 10% $383.85
2008 GMC Yukon $333 $253.45 $79.99 7% $360.95
2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2014 Acura TSX $458 $314.09 $143.98 9% $507.59
2014 Porsche Cayenne $2101 $1037.20 $1063.86 14% $2466.95

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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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