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Number of Reviews

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Ben

40 years of experience
1147 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Best mechanic period and one heck of a gentleman! Showed up early, quickly diagnosed the problem and had the vehicle up and running in no time flat. When I need service on a vehicle in the future I am going to be calling and requesting Ben every single time and will be recommending to all of my friends and family.
Quick, affordable, and easy!

Genaro

12 years of experience
287 reviews
Genaro
12 years of experience
Was very professional, took care of my vehicle. He was very informative on what all was needed after the service. Great job!!!!
Very speedy work and very friendly and knowledgeable.

Antonios

17 years of experience
56 reviews
Antonios
17 years of experience
Very competent.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1219 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Great experience. Showed up on time and did the work very quickly and cleanly.

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon did a great job and I plan on using him for additional services. Showed up right on time, actually a little early which I like and very pleasant to deal with. Changed out a starter on my vehicle.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1152 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick came out and replaced my starter in just under an hour. He also texted me to see if he could show up earlier then the scheduled appointment, which was awesome. I definitely would recommend using him again if car needs any more work. Thank again Patrick!!

Christian

11 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
11 years of experience
Christian was great. He showed up early, was able to get everything fixed and was flexible with me having to run errands while he worked.

Khoa

19 years of experience
401 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Khoas was really friendly and did the job really quick, thank you

Alonzo

26 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
26 years of experience
Absolutely amazing mechanic! Very knowledgeable and professional. A great guy as well, doesn't BS you like many mechanics do.

Nathan

28 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
28 years of experience
It was extremely satisfying and he is a very good professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Great Lakes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Jeep Cherokee $338 $225.63 $111.98 10% $376.13
2013 Buick Verano $259 $178.94 $79.99 9% $286.44
2006 Toyota Sequoia $584 $232.47 $351.95 17% $705.47
2010 Mini Cooper $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2006 BMW Z4 $636 $451.57 $183.97 9% $698.82
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $429 $285.12 $143.98 10% $478.62

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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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