Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Garnet Valley.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,891

Rating Summary
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Joe

41 years of experience
703 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Imagine my frustration when I come out of a store and my car is dead. I knew it couldn't be the battery as it was a year old, but never know I guess. I remembered that I used this service before and I went ahead and booked another appt. I was booked for 5:02 pm and the time was around 3p., waiting two hours is better than trying to get it towed and maybe looked at next week sometime. My assigned mechanic, Joe, actually showed up 45 mins before the appt and replaced my starter for me in about an hour. I got on my way home before 5:45! I was a happy customer. Thank you Joe, and hope you got home to enjoy your football game, because you deserve to relax. Thank you again.
Joe did a fast job and was very professional.I will call the next time i need my ride fixed.

Fabrice

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Fab is really good at what he does and very knowledgeable. I will definitely have Fab take care all of my car stuff and maintenance.

Max

15 years of experience
35 reviews
Max
15 years of experience
great

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.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
469 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Painless

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Did a great job

Michael

25 years of experience
224 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
He came and conquered. He put the starter in and starts as good as new. Thanks Mike!!!!

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
No complaints. He did a good job.

Antonios

16 years of experience
48 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Professional

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was very professional and a pleasure to have work on my car. This has been the most convenient way I've ever had my car worked on and I am immediately pleased with Martin and "your mechanic". Anyone looking to have their car worked on should be very happy to have Martin as your mechanic. Will be a returning customer


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Garnet Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata $519 $367.27 $151.98 9% $571.52
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2011 Mercedes-Benz B200 $378 $297.56 $79.99 6% $405.06
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09
2013 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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