Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Franklin Lakes.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Good demeanor and competent. Mitchel himself can fix a variety of items (window regulators, brakes, starter motors, oil changes, etc). User should know that some technicians can work on additional services (eg AC, etc - which may be more complex). I rates him a 5 star for the service he provided.
On time, professional, courteous, well equipped, efficient and fairly priced. Arrived and got to the trash at hand and finished quickly. Based on his professionalism and service, I would gladly and highly recommend Mitchell to my colleagues, acquaintances and clients.

Phillip

15 years of experience
85 reviews
Phillip
15 years of experience
Mobile mechanic is the way to go. Phillip did a great job and he's a nice guy too. I would highly recommend him and this service.

Tyreek

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Tyreek
21 years of experience
Very good and thorough

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Robert was as professional as they come. He was knowledgeable and finished the job quickly even after I got the wrong part. The service overall was very convienient, affordable and reliable. I would recommend the service and Robert to anyone in need of a mechanic.

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience

John

22 years of experience
55 reviews
John
22 years of experience
This service is very convenient. Mechanic will meet at your desired location and begin working right away. Mechanics are very friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable.

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Isai called to say he was available earlier than planned. Worked out very well. He replaced the started and explained the difference between the parts he gets and the parts that are sold in auto stores. I'm very glad that he was the mechanic that was assigned to my van. I will use Isai every time.

Deane

9 years of experience
272 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Very positive experience, I have no reservations using this service again.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
Excellent service by knowledgeable mechanic George. I enjoyed the convenience of getting my car repaired at home.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Professional, convenient knowledgeable at a low cost. Wow


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Franklin Lakes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Rondo $354 $273.68 $79.99 7% $381.18
2009 Mazda CX-7 $276 $156.22 $119.98 12% $317.47
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2009 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 $614 $469.84 $143.98 7% $663.34
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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