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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Excellent Service.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
One of the best person to deal with. He is good and does the job great. He is one you can count on to do the job right.

Paul

17 years of experience
201 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
We were greatly pleased with the service. We will definitely use you again. Paul did very well, it is not easy taking off a 25 year old starter.

James

17 years of experience
17 reviews
James
17 years of experience
Great personality. He made sure i fully understood what was going on and whay was going to be done.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Clifton arrived on time & was done in less than an hour was amazed how fast and good of a job he did. would recommend his mechanice services to anyone.

Nathan

15 years of experience
184 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Thanks!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave arrived on time despite rainy weather. He finished the job in the time he said he'd be done. I was very satisfied with his work and is very knowledgable about his job. If I ever have problems with my vehicle I would definitely call on Dave.

Kevin

34 years of experience
53 reviews
Kevin
34 years of experience
Kevin arrived right on time and directly at my location, where I was stuck because my car wouldn't start. He assessed the problem and repaired my vehicle in about 90 minutes from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone and everyone!

Danny

14 years of experience
9 reviews
Danny
14 years of experience

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Top service. Highly recommend Frank


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hinsdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2014 Ford Fusion $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2011 BMW 750i $719 $462.84 $255.96 10% $806.84
2013 BMW 328i $635 $418.78 $215.97 10% $709.03
2007 Audi S6 $1396 $419.95 $975.87 19% $1731.45

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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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