Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fox River Grove.

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Number of Reviews

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Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He is good!!!!!!!he was very kind and explained everything!!
Very satisfied with Jose's service. He is very friendly, punctual. I will use his services again if required and will recommend him to my friends!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This mechanic is awesome. He comes in on time even calling me the day of the appointment to confirm his arrival time. He did a very good job in fixing the problem of my car not starting up and went to the extent of explaining to me what causes the issue and why. a A replacement comes also in handy and work within the committed work frame. Very friendly and accommodating to questions while working in my car. Very often you see a mechanic that you feel comfortable taking care of your car. Highly recommended.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Very competent. Excellent service. Book him if you can.

Dustin

10 years of experience
12 reviews
Dustin
10 years of experience
Dustin came 20 minutes early and was very friendly and professional. I would recommend this service to others.

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
He’s always on time, efficient service and is very knowledgeable. He put in my battery even though that wasn’t apart of the quote. Great mechanic overall.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Arrived on time and knocked everything out quickly! Car is good as new!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Identified faulty starter within minutes upon first visit. Starter replacement was acquired and replaced within 24 hours. Efficient, communicative and friendly!

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
He's Happy, and did a great job, I would use him again.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was very professional, he was very thorough from the beginning and is a great communicator. He kept me updated on every step of the way

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was wonderful throughout the experience. He called the day before to clarify questions, and the day of to let me know he could arrive early. Upon arriving, he quickly fixed the problem before the estimated time. Fair pricing, incredibly friendly and personable. I will recommend Joshua to anyone I know who has vehicle issues.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fox River Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Altima $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2014 Honda Accord $338 $257.98 $79.99 7% $365.48
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2010 BMW X5 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $746 $626.01 $119.98 5% $787.26
2005 Porsche Cayenne $1620 $1251.78 $367.95 7% $1746.28

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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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