Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hoboken.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Brandon

18 years of experience
764 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent service. Would highly recommend.
Brandon took care of the car quickly and without issue.

Joseph

18 years of experience
416 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Second time using this service, had Joseph both times. Very friendly and knowledgeable no pressures at all and great work!

David

23 years of experience
167 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David was professional and did a great job. I used this service because my car needed a starter and it would not start. I was able to get my work done in the house while the car was being fixed. He also fixed it on a Sunday and Labor Day weekend.

Patrick

9 years of experience
154 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Extremely warm & friendly. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of automobile repair.

Patrick

19 years of experience
7 reviews
Patrick
19 years of experience
Patrick was very professional. He showed up on time. He informed me about the progress as he did the work. And he cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was fast very prompt truly knew his stuff a+a+a+

Jimmy

27 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
27 years of experience
My grandfather was very pleased with the work he did on his truck. He said that he would definitely request him again.

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Tim was great! Showed up on time and finished the 2 hour job in about 45 minutes! No complaints, I will be using him in the future and highly recommend him and the service to anyone that wants to avoid the headache of tow truck, the agony of a "sales person at the shop" and likes to save money and time!

Frank

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

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was a wonderful man , helped me a lot, thank you .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hoboken?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Nissan Sentra $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2005 Nissan Pathfinder $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2011 Chevrolet Colorado $745 $352.93 $391.95 15% $879.68
2007 Land Rover LR3 $515 $363.46 $151.98 9% $567.71
2012 Cadillac CTS $317 $204.67 $111.98 10% $355.17
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $578 $497.80 $79.99 4% $605.30

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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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