Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Garner.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
On time, on budget. Very punctual and professional
Clean, fast, efficient & respectful.. I would recommend Phillip..

Jason

14 years of experience
24 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Jason was every professional. He showed up early, was very organized and friendly. I would not hesitate to use him again for repairs. This is a very convenient service.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Professional and prompt

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Fast, professional and a pleasure to work with.

Matt

15 years of experience
22 reviews
Matt
15 years of experience
Job well done!

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Excellent and very professional. Job well done. Would recommend to all.

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Michael showed up a little early, was courteous, got the job done quickly, checked the engine thoroughly, very professional.

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.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Arrived right in time and fixed the problem.

Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
very humble and tries very hard to make sure you are a happy camper when he is done


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Garner?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda 6 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2010 Volkswagen Golf City $266 $170.19 $95.98 11% $299.19
2007 Saturn Outlook $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2015 Cadillac CTS $370 $257.98 $111.98 9% $408.48
2012 BMW Z4 $635 $418.78 $215.97 10% $709.03
2014 Jaguar XJR $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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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