Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hermitage.

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4.2/5

Number of Reviews

5

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Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Very friendly and quick.
Great experience, Jonathan had the car up and running quickly! Will definitely be calling Jonathan next time I or someone I know needs a mechanic.

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was very professional and a pleasure to have work on my car. This has been the most convenient way I've ever had my car worked on and I am immediately pleased with Martin and "your mechanic". Anyone looking to have their car worked on should be very happy to have Martin as your mechanic. Will be a returning customer

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Great and fast service

Joe

13 years of experience
359 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Quick and hassle free overall

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
He was very nice and helpful on other things wrong with my truck and I will be using him again when my finances will let me ..

Wayne

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Wayne
21 years of experience
Great guy. He made sure that the starter we wanted replaced was actually the problem by checking the other electrical components as well. And he did all this while I was gone, giving me many updates on the phone as he progressed. No ad-on costs either...the price that was quoted was the price I paid. Love this guy.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Doug was on time. My quote said my job would take 4 hours, but Doug had it done in 2 hrs. I definitely would call him back.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Second service from Charles: on time, fast, friendly, no problems!

Brikk

16 years of experience
373 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
He was very good and very knowledgeable

Horus

9 years of experience
96 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
Horus was very thorough and super helpful and got my car running again despite running into multiple issues and he made sure to take care of each one. He’s great!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hermitage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo V70 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2009 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Chrysler Crossfire $291 $195.28 $95.98 10% $324.28
2009 Acura TL $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2006 Lexus SC430 $656 $288.29 $367.95 16% $782.79
2013 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.

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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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