Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Exton.

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Number of Reviews

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Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Rey good
On time and completed job in a timely manner. Fair price Would use again

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Great mechanic arrive promptly diagnose the issue very quiclkly... He replaced the faulty part fast and get my vehical back on the road!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1051 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick is a very good mechanic. So thankful we found yourmechanic.com. Convenient, great price and service. Will definitely recommend.

Robert

21 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Great mechanic, very professional. Did a wonderful job on my car

Mike

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto was on time , knowledgeable , and very personable. He serviced the car quickly , and seem very professional. I would highly recommend your mechanic. very highly satisfied with a your mechanic process, including the fact that they let you track your mechanic on the way to your appointment.

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Vladimir was on time and ready to go. There was one bolt that just couldn't be broken and Vladimir was able to get the starter off with no problem. Took Vladimir about 20 minutes to change the starter. Come to find out the starter was the original factory installed unit. Again my thanks!

Michael

14 years of experience
505 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Excellent service & communication again, from Michael - he’s top notch! Thanks, Kevin

Brandon

23 years of experience
27 reviews
Brandon
23 years of experience
Brandon arrived early and started right away. Contacted me when he was finished replacing the starter on my Malibu. Showed me that indeed it was a new starter and had be try it out. Car started up as if it was brand new. He even checked my brakes for me as I had some concerns. He did this for free... I'd highly recommend Brandon if your vehicle needs a little tlc.

Honorio

17 years of experience
759 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honorio is amazing. Deeply knowledgable and reliable!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Exton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Equinox $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2009 GMC Canyon $602 $377.86 $223.97 11% $678.86
2004 Isuzu Axiom $309 $229.36 $79.99 8% $336.86
2015 Cadillac ELR $355 $243.33 $111.98 9% $393.83
2010 Infiniti G37 $479 $398.73 $79.99 5% $506.23
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10

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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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