Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Elizabeth.

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Number of Reviews

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Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
He showed up to my home within the time frame and installed the starter and ensured my van started and ran before he left. We are so thankful! And no extra charge for coming to us!

Terrance

18 years of experience
63 reviews
Terrance
18 years of experience
Terrance was great very polite and efficient did a great job on my truck. I will definitely use this service again.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Easy ,knowledgeable

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Fast & Friendly

Mc

12 years of experience
15 reviews
Mc
12 years of experience
Was fast and efficient was even able to come before my appointment. Very courteous and pleasant to speak with.

Fabrice

18 years of experience
134 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Fab is really good at what he does and very knowledgeable. I will definitely have Fab take care all of my car stuff and maintenance.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
He was four hours late for appointment. Otherwise, he is a good mecganic.

Sam

13 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Sam was great and did quick work. I would recommend Sam to anyone and am more than pleased with the service. I have a very high mileage car and he helped me identify some more repairs I should look in to.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
This is the 2nd time I have used Shaun to repair my vehicle and like the 1st excellent job well done. He is my go to mechanic. Thanks Shaun!

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He got the starter on but was several hours later than expected and he didn’t know much about my car and where the starter was.


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
2015 Nissan Versa Note $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98
2007 Pontiac G5 $295 $214.76 $79.99 8% $322.26
2007 Mercury Mariner $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $546 $418.33 $127.98 7% $590.33
2004 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2015 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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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