Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fairborn.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Timely, professional, and quick to assess the problem and fix it. Nice to have someone with the level of experience as Rodney's.
Very knowledgeable and courteous. Was able to book an appt the very next day after my car died. Rodney kept his work area and my car clean and was efficient with his time. He offered info for other repairs he recommends. I will definitely be booking recommended work after the holidays, and I will book with Rodney. Thanks a bunch !!

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen is great he knew what he had to do had everything ready I thought it was going to be at least and hour working on it but it was 45 mins tops but he was early then his appointment time which I loved. I will trust Allen again he got me back on the road, and for me to be a single mother he didn't scare me with prices he explained what I need to get done next and gave me a quote I told him I will schedule it soon and I hope I get him again Great Mechanic thanks Your Mechanic for Allen
Professional and quick!

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience

Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was very professional but personable. Throughout the repair he stayed very interactive but focused on the task. He was GREAT! And the best mechanic I've had thus far

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery did the job quickly out in a parking lot while the weather was yucky. He showed me what was happening to my car and let me know what to look for in the future.

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Hands down amazing work. I've already been raving on social media.

Genaro

11 years of experience
266 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Did not know the part was reconditioned. Does not seem to work as good as factory starter. Technician left grease all over the top of my front fender.

Adam

14 years of experience
64 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Great Customer Service. Very Quick and efficient. Very knowledgeable! I will definitely use him again!!!!

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam was on time and finished on time. One of the first mechanics in my life that I was completely impressed with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fairborn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2009 Ford Taurus X $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2012 Buick Enclave $400 $287.95 $111.98 8% $438.45
2014 Acura ILX $295 $198.91 $95.98 10% $327.91
2008 Audi Q7 $1374 $358.24 $1015.87 20% $1723.49
2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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.

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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