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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
really fast install on part my friend was back on the road in no time
Great experience, did the job and was knowledgeable and friendly throughout the process

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
It wasn't good, it was great. Ben was very friendly and explained everything. If I ever need something else done I will be sure to call you and make sure that I get Ben again.
He was on time; polite: equipped for the job and did his job efficiently.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was great he went above and beyond to find out what was wrong with me car and see if it was any way he could repair it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was great! Showed up on time. Finished early. Did a review of additional issues and went over everything with my wife. My car will need breaks soon and I will be calling on Ian again.

Justin

18 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Excellent workmanship and professional, thorough and a great experience all around. Thank you Justin!

Jorge

12 years of experience
23 reviews
Jorge
12 years of experience
Jorge was punctual, knowledgeable and completed the repair quickly and efficiently.

Abdul

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul does great work

Richard

9 years of experience
447 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard thanks your help, you were great definitely will use you again for future services

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great, quick service! Scheduled and arrived within a 1.5 hr window. Job well done!

Wayne

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Wayne
21 years of experience
Wayne was on time and was very efficient at getting the starter out. It was in a very tight spot. He got it out and in in no time.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Harwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Nissan Altima $292 $211.88 $79.99 8% $319.38
2015 Hyundai Elantra $261 $181.23 $79.99 9% $288.73
2006 Jeep Liberty $533 $356.93 $175.97 10% $593.43
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 $483 $330.98 $151.98 9% $535.23
2007 Audi A6 Quattro $803 $618.88 $183.97 7% $866.13
2014 BMW M5 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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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