Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hillsdale.

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Number of Reviews

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Daniel

19 years of experience
289 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
DanO did a great job.... I'd like it if he were my mechanic on future fixes that I'll need... Thx.
Daniel was very helpful and honest.

Rodric

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great experience... Rodric was very punctual, did excellent work, fast ,clean & professional...I was very pleased!!!
Great mechanic! He did a very good job and was very professional. I would definitely recommend him again!

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Brett did a fast job and had great customer service.

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great experience!

Carzell

16 years of experience
42 reviews
Carzell
16 years of experience
Great experience

Rusty

21 years of experience
360 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Was originally scheduled for a Thursday but parts did not arrive so had to reschedule for following Monday. Rusty called on Friday and said he had gotten the parts and could come fix the car so I would have wheels for the weekend! It was great that I didn't have to wait!!! Highly recommend!!

Collins

10 years of experience
125 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was great. Very knowledgeable and professional with an on time arrival...

CESAR

13 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
13 years of experience
Very happy. Got a call/txt when he was on his way. showed up on schedule, did what he was supposed to do in a timely manor. He took a video of my problem so I could see it without having to crawl under the car myself. I recommend Cesar if you need a mechanic.

Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was great. He can and started the work immediately. He was friendly and easy-going.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hillsdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Nissan Altima $292 $211.88 $79.99 8% $319.38
2011 Honda Civic $501 $317.20 $183.97 11% $564.45
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2013 Lincoln MKZ $428 $348.32 $79.99 6% $455.82
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $389 $309.42 $79.99 6% $416.92
2008 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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