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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Christopher

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Very friendly and professional

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
I had my van that had starting problem. Shaun showed up to the appointment on time and he went & picked up the part as well. He is very knowledgable and checked other parts as well.

Tommy

14 years of experience
7 reviews
Tommy
14 years of experience
Thank you for your hard work.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Patrick was great! On time, professional and thorough. Highly recommended!

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Very professional, had the starter changed out & the job completed in about 30 - 45 minutes. Would definitely use again, as well as recommend.

Wilson

11 years of experience
284 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Very pleasant and great to deal with.

Marcus

6 years of experience
65 reviews
Marcus
6 years of experience
I love the fact he was early and how he was extremely knowledgeable about the services I needed done.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Arrived promptly, quickly diagnosed the problem and got to work on it without pressuring us into paying for anything we didn't need.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great job

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Great with Tony,totally professional all the way, I couldn’t have a better experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hilliard?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Prius $468 $243.78 $223.97 14% $544.78
2009 Saab 9-7x $719 $383.38 $335.95 13% $834.88
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2014 Mini Cooper $611 $499.44 $111.98 5% $649.94
2008 Cadillac SRX $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2013 Tesla S $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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