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Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Excellent experience. Very thorough and even gave me pointers. Highly recommended!
prompt, kind, efficient and knowledgeable tech. Job was done on time and the car working great.

Johnathan

7 years of experience
91 reviews
Johnathan
7 years of experience
He was on time and braved the 15 degree weather!! The job was done without any trouble and in a very professional manner, I would recommend Johnathan for all car repairs!

Juan

22 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
22 years of experience
Very good

Greg

22 years of experience
256 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
It's honestly a mistake to choose any other mechanic. He's very responsive and was able to come a few days early so that my car could run, he tried finding me low priced parts and did an amazing job. He also great to talk to and is an all around very nice person. I highly recommend him and hope he gets everyone's business because I haven't had a better mechanic.

Lucas

21 years of experience
885 reviews
Lucas
21 years of experience
It was a great overall experience and most definitely will do it again.

Jimmi

27 years of experience
212 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
On time great job very easy to talk to and he knows his stuff about cars.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Charles was great. Would recommend to anyone.

Brian

30 years of experience
14 reviews
Brian
30 years of experience
Excellent service. Brian notified me on his arrival time, a little early which worked out great. He was very courteous and professional and answered all my questions prior to having the work done. I could not be more pleased with the work he did and would highly recommend him.

David

34 years of experience
67 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Great Job

Phillip

19 years of experience
310 reviews
Phillip
19 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience was great. Didn’t have to worry at all that my car was going to get fixed. Would definitely recommend to a friend


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in High Ridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Toyota Camry $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2015 Volkswagen CC $420 $324.06 $95.98 7% $453.06
2011 Ford F-150 $285 $205.18 $79.99 8% $312.68
2013 Audi Q5 $997 $813.11 $183.97 5% $1060.36
2010 Lincoln MKT $325 $245.37 $79.99 7% $352.87
2014 Jaguar XK $826 $682.50 $143.98 5% $876.00

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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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