Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hanover Park.

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Number of Reviews

5,034

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Chris

20 years of experience
1658 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
As always, Chris did an excellent job.
Quick, thorough, and professional!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl did a great job!
Friendly, on time, competent. A great guy and great mechanic.

Jose

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Honorio

17 years of experience
766 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
The first day Honorios came 2hrs early, which was great for me. He took one look at my car and immediately knew what was wrong. Prices were fair and transparent. Only took 1.5 hrs to get my car running better than before. Glad to have my car back!

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and helpful

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A very honorable and trustworthy guy who doesn't cut corners and who respects and looks out for the customer. Highly recommended!!!!!

Wayne

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
18 years of experience
Everything was perfect. On time, resolved the problem and very professional. i do not think i will ever take my automobiles to a shop again. So convenient

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Thanks a million he's best mechanic I ever ran into.

Andrew

13 years of experience
192 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Excellent first time experience!

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Justin was an excellent mechanic. He was able to coordinate with my dad while I was at work to get my car started. He fully explained the plan and pricing throughout the process. Would highly recommend him.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hanover Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Touareg $393 $296.98 $95.98 7% $425.98
2011 Kia Optima $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $333 $236.72 $95.98 9% $365.72
2008 Infiniti FX35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2014 Lexus RX450h $590 $294.45 $295.96 14% $692.20
2008 Audi S4 $832 $647.70 $183.97 7% $894.95

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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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