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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
It was good thanks
Abdul does great work

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Honest, great, quality service.
Gary was awesome. Very friendly.

Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
Very friendly and cordial. Was prompt and very concerned when the starter he replace malfunctioned and became a non working starter. Thanks Mike for making this happen.

Wilson

11 years of experience
292 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Effective

Eric

13 years of experience
125 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Arrived on time and did an outstanding job on my vehicle..This was my 1st time using this service, but I find it to be convenient and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend Eric for your vehicle needs ..

Maxx

4 years of experience
14 reviews
Maxx
4 years of experience
Great experience. Thank you!

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Extremely competent and helpful. An excellent mechanic.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Fixed my car in short amount of time and provided additional helpful recommendations.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Kyle was very professional and did the job in a reasonable amount of time. However, he was two hours late because he said received the wrong part.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Eric did an outstanding job of repairing the Starter on my Ford Taurus. I highly recommend Eric for all your car troubles. I was highly satisfied with his work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Highland Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $253 $141.29 $111.98 13% $291.79
2008 Kia Amanti $279 $183.05 $95.98 10% $312.05
2013 Audi Q7 $813 $620.76 $191.97 7% $878.76
2015 BMW 535i GT xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2008 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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