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Number of Reviews

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David

33 years of experience
67 reviews
David
33 years of experience
David was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Great Job

Nicholas

10 years of experience
329 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
Nicholas was very polite and ready to work he fix the issue in about an hour

Oscar

15 years of experience
102 reviews
Oscar
15 years of experience
Great

Alexander

25 years of experience
19 reviews
Alexander
25 years of experience
Was very knowledgeable and fast. He also reccomneded what need to be done will defiantly book again

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Very punctual and knowledgeable mevhanic.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
690 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Although he did a good job, I did not appreciate the fact that he insisted that the job was going to be difficult, raise the price and then be done in 15 minutes. The price was still reasonable, and I can understand people wanting to make as much money as possible, but still.

Matthew

32 years of experience
781 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Professional tech, showed up on time and worked efficiently. Talked me through the repair ahead of time to address the issue and anything that he saw from the included 50 pt inspection.

Shaun

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
9 years of experience
Very professional and explained everything. Would definitely book him again!

John

35 years of experience
332 reviews
John
35 years of experience
John was terrific. He was super prompt (even arrived early); he was really patient as I asked a few questions and he explained things to me. John was then extremely diligent and got everything done really well. Thank you John! (I got a starter and thermostat replacement for my Subaru WRX STi).

Torey

24 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
24 years of experience
My experience was great! He was very professional and knowledgeable.


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
2016 Buick Encore $294 $214.20 $79.99 8% $321.70
2005 Pontiac Bonneville $373 $253.48 $119.98 9% $414.73
2010 Chevrolet Equinox $258 $178.17 $79.99 9% $285.67
2009 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $349 $253.20 $95.98 8% $382.20
2008 Land Rover LR3 $500 $348.13 $151.98 9% $552.38
2008 Porsche 911 $1626 $1401.53 $223.97 4% $1702.53

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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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