Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fords.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Chris

18 years of experience
399 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Truck needed a new starter, and now it starts up right quick! Scheduling was easy and Chris was done in less than an hour or so!
OMG!! I was not aware of this service until I NEEDED too; nonetheless I was able to book with Chris and he is AWESOME. Not only did he arrive a little early, he also called earlier due to a cancellation. His abilities are not limited and he is VERY professional. We discussed other work need on my vehicle and he was very thorough about the process and quote. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS; I will be scheduling with him again!

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is a outstanding mechanic who cares about his customer. Values and appreciates them. As my first time with “your mechanic” he has made this experience memorable and I’m 100% more likely to call upon him if my truck ever has any problems. Very knowledgeable, professional, anddependable.
Had to have my starter replaced and came very early and got it done very quickly. Will definitely be using in the future.

Luis

11 years of experience
50 reviews
Luis
11 years of experience
Great experience. He knows what he's doing. Clear explanation of the process. I highly recommend.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable, fast and took the time to explain and answer all my question.

Peter

41 years of experience
1247 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
I had a great experience with my car repair with Peter.He was on time and very professional and did a great job fixing my car.

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.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
587 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep just finished installing a new starter in our Honda CRV. He was very polite and professional. I would recommend Pardeep for your mechanical repairs and tough jobs. He will get them down correctly.

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
on time, completed work quickly, left no mess at all. car is working great at the moment, Anthony was great, knew what he was doing, made me comfortable, wasn't to sure of having someone coming to my house. He even put up with old man's questions.

Luis

7 years of experience
89 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Verry Professianal knowledgeable kept me informed during the entire repair verry happy with the service


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fords?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Caravan $238 $158.08 $79.99 10% $265.58
2009 Dodge Durango $286 $173.58 $111.98 11% $324.08
2010 Dodge Charger $304 $192.18 $111.98 11% $342.68
2004 Lexus GX470 $463 $254.75 $207.97 13% $534.25
2015 Cadillac ATS $540 $339.92 $199.97 11% $608.67
2011 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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