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Number of Reviews

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David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
This is my 3rd time using David to work on my Audi. He is always on time, professional, helpful and informative. I doubt I will use anyone else.
Very professional, work was done in a timely matter. Thank you!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas, was very friendly and courteous. He acted in a Professional and competent manner. He showed up on time and finish job in a timely manner.
Lucas is amazing. He goes above and beyond and is very professional. Really got lucky finding a good mechanic .

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Just Perfect service.....Dan you are a a true pro. Was even a few minutes EARLY for the appointment time. Who gives that kind of service anymore? Totally pleased and what a great job.
AAA 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
great job

Cody

6 years of experience
95 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Cody was very professional, he knew what he was doing and was able to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time to where I was still able to make it to work.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris showed up on time and tested the faulty starter to make sure that was the the issue. It was and he described why they go bad in Rovers. He was quick and he made sure that the car started once he was finished. Chris is highly professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Exactly what you're looking for in a mechanic. I highly recommend him!

Mohammed

9 years of experience
3 reviews
Mohammed
9 years of experience
Great guy nice job thank you

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
very impressive

Alfred

11 years of experience
328 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
On time. Fixed the problem. Was a nice person.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gastonia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2009 Kia Sorento $505 $376.53 $127.98 8% $548.53
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $770 $497.75 $271.96 10% $863.25
2009 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2008 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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