Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fairview.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan did an awesome job, and changed the starter on my Honda Accord in less than an hour. Extremely friendly as well.
Excellent service!!! Dan was on time, completed the repair quickly, and was very professional. You can be sure that I will be a repeat customer. Thanks Dan!

Jason

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Jason
23 years of experience
He know his job, he was not rushing the job or sell you more services.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Very Punctual Very professional/Friendly And Great Service I'll definitely use and refer again. The texting before he arrives was very helpful.

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was great. Was ontime. Quick and efficient. He made sure everything was working perfectly and did a quick check after the repalcement. I definitely recommend him!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
He was available way earlier than anticipated, and completed the work before when the original appointment time was scheduled. Overall, I’d say that’s pretty good service!

John

18 years of experience
425 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was awesome! He changed the starter on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza. Professional and polite. Two huge thumbs up! :)

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
good service

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike got the job done quick and doubled checked all the wiring affecting the starter that he installed.

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Awesome customer service !!

Aaron

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Aaron
19 years of experience
Incredibly professional, personable, and proficient. He had the job done fast, went above and beyond in customer service, and was quick to answer any questions that I had. I'm unlikely to ever choose another mechanic if Aaron is available.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fairview?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford F-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2011 Ford Edge $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2014 Kia Rondo $330 $250.48 $79.99 7% $357.98
2009 BMW 328i xDrive $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $837 $677.50 $159.98 6% $892.50
2008 Tesla Roadster $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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