Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Farmingville.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert was great! He was very friendly and professional. My car starter went out on me my days before Christmas and being a single mom, I was very worried about the cost. He went out of his way to get my car fixed before his next appointment. The cost was so reasonable. I will use him again soon for sure. Thank you so much Robert.

Artem

10 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
10 years of experience
Artem was awesome. On time and friendly. Explained what was going on and what needed to be fixed. Thanks man!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Great

Vlad

12 years of experience
79 reviews
Vlad
12 years of experience
Other than cancelling because part didn't arrive yet it was great. Vlad did a great job.

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was a lifesaver. He went above & beyond. His knowledge is vast, I was so impressed. I would recommend him to everyone.

Jason

21 years of experience
171 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Great job

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic and person

David

8 years of experience
178 reviews
David
8 years of experience
5 stars all the way. Showed up early no BS had the part ready to go and got my car back on the road in no time! I Highly recommend David.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russel was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone !


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Farmingville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara $668 $347.61 $319.96 14% $777.61
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2010 Lexus GS450h $649 $353.21 $295.96 13% $750.96
2004 Acura TSX $431 $263.20 $167.97 11% $488.95
2011 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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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