Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Goose Creek.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did excellent work. Very effective, efficient and friendly! A+
Joe showed up right on time; extremely early considering the drive he had to make and I was very appreciative of that. Extremely professional, and it was a tough/hot job. He was thorough with checking my car besides the initial issue and made it very easy to understand the remaining areas to improve. I will always request/recommend Joe for any future jobs as he is as professional/efficient as it gets.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
495 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was great! You could tell that he is a master of his craft. He patiently answered my questions and shared some of his expert knowledge with me. I’d 100% book Kenneth again over any dealership or shop! You’d be lucky if he’s the next guy working on your car!

Hector

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
12 years of experience
He is great and I would highly recommend him to a anyone that needs auto work

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason is very knowledgeable about car engines, especially Toyota-brand. I appreciate the time and effort he spent into not only replacing my car's starter, but holding a conversation and thoroughly explaining each part that he checked over in a way that I could understand.

Jordan

2019 years of experience
23 reviews
Jordan
2019 years of experience
Great work on a very difficult old car situation

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience

Deane

9 years of experience
273 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Deane was on time. Did the work without delay and finished in a timely manner. Deane is a truly qualified mechanic, as he was very familiar with our auto. A true professional. We are so impressed with this service and the concept that we could go online, describe what service we need and get a price, a bargain price at that. Who would not have their auto taken care of in this manner, especially when the mechanic is so highly qualified. A big THANK YOU, Your Mechanic.

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Excellent job and timely.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Great! Convenient!

Tinashe

11 years of experience
263 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Great work


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Goose Creek?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda CX-5 $297 $176.68 $119.98 12% $337.93
2007 Saab 9-3 $400 $319.98 $79.99 6% $427.48
2010 Pontiac G5 $285 $205.07 $79.99 8% $312.57
2010 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2005 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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