Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Franklin.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,790

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Honorio

17 years of experience
747 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Great and convenient
Professional and knows the business.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles was very efficient, knowledgeable, and nice. I would highly recommend him and book him again.

Scott

32 years of experience
335 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was so nice and helpful. Showed up on time and was done quickly.

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
I was more than happy with the experience. Was more like having a good friend show up to help you, rather than a total stranger. Very friendly, courteous, and a very skilled mechanic. Am recommending him to all of my friends.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
On time and got my car running quick. Would recommend.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
He was very good and very knowledgeable

Mc

12 years of experience
15 reviews
Mc
12 years of experience
Was fast and efficient was even able to come before my appointment. Very courteous and pleasant to speak with.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier's service was professional and timely, and my van is starting with no problems now.

Derrick

18 years of experience
19 reviews
Derrick
18 years of experience
Great guy. Got right to work. Very professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Franklin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Lamborghini Murcielago $578 $497.80 $79.99 4% $605.30
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $301 $189.08 $111.98 11% $339.58
2007 Mercury Mariner $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2015 BMW 320i $608 $407.58 $199.97 10% $676.33
2013 Audi A5 $455 $342.81 $111.98 7% $493.31
2011 Ford Mustang $246 $165.83 $79.99 10% $273.33

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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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