Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Geneva.

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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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Blake

11 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
11 years of experience
Blake was terrific. He was professional, courteous, personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. He even offered some additional maintenance tips for my vehicle. I definitely would recommend him to others.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Smooth process

Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was here exactly on time at 7:00 am .. He replaced my starter and was fast and was so helpful on informing me on how to check and maintain my oil .. I felt so comfortable and happy that I chose to use this service and i am looking forward to booking Kenneth to come and inspect and fix my other car.. Thank u kenneth

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Great service. He was on time, knew what he was doing and finished in a timely manner. He discovered I had another car problem. Told me exactly what needed to be done and what parts to get. Best mobile mechanic experience yet!

Mark

16 years of experience
72 reviews
Mark
16 years of experience
Excellent.

Edmar

20 years of experience
134 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Edmar was great. He checked everything and explained things thoroughly. I will definitely be requesting him again.

Chris

20 years of experience
1580 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was amazing! He called ahead to let me know he was running behind, which for me is huge! Communication is the most important thing, and he is great at that! He got to my place and determined the starter was out and then helped me determine the next steps. He came back to finish the job as promised, and he did not leave until it was done. A lot of people would just leave and come back another time, but he asked if he could make sure I had a working car, even if it was 9PM and he got it done! I have never been happier with a mechanic!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Let me know when he was running late from a previous appointment and made sure everything was taken care of and explained to me before he left. Super helpful and polite (not to mention so much cheaper than any dealership I would have gone to and sat at for hours). I would recommend Frank to all of my family and friends!

Aaron

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Aaron kept us informed of his ETA and was good about answering our questions as to bonding, the bill, and parts before he started working. Aaron fixed the starter in the estimated amount of time without a problem. I will call them again!

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Awesome service. Highly recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Geneva?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2004 Honda Accord $415 $263.20 $151.98 11% $467.45
2004 Subaru Impreza $246 $158.08 $87.98 10% $276.33
2014 Lincoln MKZ $428 $348.32 $79.99 6% $455.82
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2011 Porsche Cayman $1562 $1297.75 $263.96 5% $1652.50

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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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