Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Florence.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great Service and very helpful.
Lucas came out right on time and did a very difficult job with enthusiasm. He was cheerful and helpful and fearless and skilled. I was completely impressed. Many thanks!

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James is a wonderful mechanic. He has worked on my daughter's car twice. He understands how important it is to have her drive a safe car. I would highly recommend James for any repair.
On every count, James went above and beyond to not only take care of my current issue, but potentially diagnose future ones. There was absolutely no pressure and his attitude was accommodating and pleasant.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Kelly was amazing! I had made a mistake on the initial request, and he called me to help me correct it. Even with my mistake (he had to return to the parts store to get the correct part), he was still early, finished the job past my satisfaction and before the promised time of completion, and answered questions I had that had nothing to do with the work he performed. I highly recommend Kelly and will definitely be calling him again when I need to!
Kelly showed up in time, tried to see if the problem was minor so it wouldn't have to cost a lot of money, and after ascertaining it was the starter issue, fixed quickly. He was courteous, friendly and checked the vehicle for other issues. He answered most of my questions and was very easy to work with.

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Stephen was punctual, capable, and generally awesome. He showed up on time, confirmed the problem right away, did the repair quickly and gave me a full diagnostic for my car. I'd definitely use Stephen again and would recommend his service to anyone.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
20 min late, was raining got job done quickly & was cordial

David

23 years of experience
168 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Outstanding Job

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
I was a. Little nervous using this service with some of the prior reviews but everything worked out great. Jose was a couple minutes early. He introduced himself and then got to work. I was having my starter replaced, he tested the battery and starter and showed me the results. The starter was failing and the battery showed signs of wear but didn't need replacement yet. The whole repair took an hour longer than the estimate due to some rusted bolts. But since the bid is for the job there was no extra charge for the time. Overalls it was a good experience and I would recommend and will probably use for future tune ups I have planned. So glad I didn't do this job myself.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was early fast curtious and fixed the car the first time around

Andrew

15 years of experience
70 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Excellent communication. Andrew kept me informed of his arrival time. Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Gave me detailed information on everything he was doing and a clear explanation of the problem. Very efficient and made me feel very comfortable know my vehicles was in excellent hands. Great experience and done in a timely manner and at the price I was quoted. Very satisfied customer,stimer here.

Tony

13 years of experience
36 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Tony Was Very Professional and Very Knowledgeable. He Was Awesome


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Florence?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford Fusion $374 $294.28 $79.99 6% $401.78
2009 Kia Borrego $530 $449.98 $79.99 4% $557.48
2010 Ford Focus $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2007 Acura MDX $332 $244.48 $87.98 8% $362.73
2013 Mercedes-Benz B250 $463 $383.47 $79.99 5% $490.97
2010 Porsche Cayenne $942 $422.12 $519.93 15% $1120.87

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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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