Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hatboro.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was great. Arrived early and explained the problem perfectly. Car is running great and I would definitely prefer him to fix anything wrong on my car in the future.
Jamahl was early fast curtious and fixed the car the first time around

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Alex was the best!! I am an older woman who could have easily been taken advantage of, money wise, LOL stop your dirty minds! Totally put my trust in him

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Quentin did a great job got my car running like new!

Oswaldo

20 years of experience
23 reviews
Oswaldo
20 years of experience
Great

Brandon

9 years of experience
13 reviews
Brandon
9 years of experience
Brandon was very personable and got the job done. He called ahead of time indicating his arrival time would be a little later due to a previous appointment (it was late in the day). I needed the starter replaced and he brought the part with him. When he got to the point of installing the new part, he realized it was defective before he put it on as on of the bolts was shorter than it needed to be. He was quickly able to find a replacement part at a nearby shop and finished the job. The car starts wonderfully now. Brandon was very courteous and answered all the questions I had. Would use him again.

Juan

8 years of experience
169 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was early for the appointment. (He came out in the rain!). He also was prepared and had all tools needed. As a result, he also finished faster than the total expected time.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex is professional and courteous. Super easy to deal with! A rarity these days.

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Prompt, honest.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John showed up on time, executed the job, provided an excellent report, and was tidy about everything! I am linking to his page, as he is the only mechanic I wil trust with any vehicle now.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was great. He explained everything and was very very helpful.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hatboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Impala $298 $201.79 $95.98 9% $330.79
2009 Suzuki Equator $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2008 Ferrari 599 GTB $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2011 Audi A5 Quattro $455 $342.81 $111.98 7% $493.31
2015 Cadillac ELR $355 $243.33 $111.98 9% $393.83
2015 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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