Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Essington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Professional, competent, fast and excellent service. Joseph knows his way around complex engine repair!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
234 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was very polite and ready to work he fix the issue in about an hour

Phil

28 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
28 years of experience
He was dedicated and task oriented until he finished the job.

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was super prompt and professional. He diagnosed my car's problem quickly and accurately and made the whole process very easy. He also let me know about some other potential maintenance issues to watch out for down the road, which was extremely helpful. I really appreciated his transparency and clear expertise.

Walter

44 years of experience
53 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Walter went above and beyond. He spent his valuable time explaining what he was doing and ways to improve my vehicle's maintenance. I would highly recommend Walter and plan to use him in the future.

Horacio

36 years of experience
18 reviews
Horacio
36 years of experience
Horacio is a very confident mechanic, and it shows. You can tell he loves what he does. I completely trusted having him work on my vehicle. He replaced my starter and my car runs great! This is the first time using your service. I did have doubts about a mechanic coming to my home, but was so pleased with the results! I definitely will be using your service again. Thank you!!

Trevor

16 years of experience
7 reviews
Trevor
16 years of experience
he did a great job and fast !

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
He is awesome. Does great work. I'm glad he is working on our car

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
,I like the concept of the mobile mechanics these guys are smart they know what they're doing and they're highly qualified to do the job right.

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Awesome service. Highly recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Essington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Traverse $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2012 GMC Canyon $618 $394.33 $223.97 11% $695.33
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $516 $371.77 $143.98 8% $565.27
2015 Audi A6 Quattro $845 $660.94 $183.97 6% $908.19
2006 Infiniti Q45 $664 $384.37 $279.96 12% $760.62
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $386 $289.61 $95.98 7% $418.61

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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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