Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Forest Hill.

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Number of Reviews

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Sergio

43 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
43 years of experience
Sergio was very professional, and polite. He came over, got right to work. He took a couple minutes to diagnose the issue with my acura tl. He was done before i knew it. He also gave great advice on mantainance.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie was friendly and very knowledgeable!

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great mechanic, knowledgeable and efficient. Will definitely​ work with him again.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
1. Arrived on time. 2. Friendly personable trusting 3. Completed starter install in short time 4. I heard him crank truck several times to make sure it worked. 5. Closed out account while I was there 6. Price was Awesome. I had my own part 7. Payment posted immediately 8. I would refer this company service and this mechanic to my friends and family. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Christopher

9 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Good job and on time.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Excellent and quick service!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
AWESOMEJOB! 

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was very professional and got the job done. Thx Charles you're the best

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Amazing experience. Very knowledgeable and obviously knows his craft. Very good at explaining what was going on. I was nervous about using yourmechanic but so happy I did. Saved a lot.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
It wasn't good, it was great. Ben was very friendly and explained everything. If I ever need something else done I will be sure to call you and make sure that I get Ben again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Forest Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $460 $308.15 $151.98 10% $512.40
2011 Buick Lucerne $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2008 Pontiac Wave $310 $230.36 $79.99 8% $337.86
2015 Land Rover Range Rover $1260 $1131.87 $127.98 3% $1303.87
2009 Infiniti M45 $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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