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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
This is the fourth time Dan has worked on my car. As always, he is an expert and a true professional. I give him the highest possible rating and recommendation. You will not be disappointed. I will use Dan anytime I need work done on my car!
Dan was and is very professional.

Daniel

11 years of experience
32 reviews
Daniel
11 years of experience
He was on-time and got the job done quickly. I'll use him again.

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Job well done. Robert is experienced and thorough.

James

24 years of experience
32 reviews
James
24 years of experience
James is a solid - trusted source of information. I felt very comfortable with him working on my car. He honored his word, followed up with other challenges and was early and efficient. I would highly recommend James to work on any car...his years of experience are obvious. Thank you James for being so helpful!

Angel

26 years of experience
117 reviews
Angel
26 years of experience
Great experience with Angel!! Professional, on time and went right to work! Completed the job as needed.. Will ask for Angel next time!!!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Although he did a good job, I did not appreciate the fact that he insisted that the job was going to be difficult, raise the price and then be done in 15 minutes. The price was still reasonable, and I can understand people wanting to make as much money as possible, but still.

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
This guy is professional. He made it quickly and very well. I strongly recommend him

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh was fantastic. This was the first time I have used this service and as a dealer I will be using this more and more for pre-inspections and repairs going forward and be recommending it to customers as well. It sure beats taking a car to our local mechanic and having to sort out drop off and pick up etc... Steve

Wayne

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
18 years of experience
Wayne did a great job he was very personable and professional

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Great person. He stayed way after the time needed to make sure the car was fixed and started. He did a great job. He showed me how to do a few things as well.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Grain Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Saab 9-7x $726 $389.70 $335.95 13% $841.20
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $396 $299.68 $95.98 7% $428.68
2014 Smart Fortwo $438 $350.08 $87.98 6% $468.33
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09
2004 BMW X3 $687 $535.20 $151.98 7% $739.45
2007 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

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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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