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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,034

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Joel

19 years of experience
755 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great communications, he was there on time and only took 39 minutes for the repairs.. I will use this source again.
This is my second appointment with Joel. Awesome experience once again. Starter was bad and he replaced it and had me back on the road. Will book again for next time something need repair or replacement.

Robert

21 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert was fantastic! I'll definitely call the next time I need my vehicle serviced. Thank you Robert!

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike got the job done quick and doubled checked all the wiring affecting the starter that he installed.

David

16 years of experience
44 reviews
David
16 years of experience
Excellent

Scott

32 years of experience
353 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was very professional and kind. His service was very quick and solved my problem

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Very courteous and right on time. I appreciated the constant communication prior to the appointment.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary is awesome. He gets the job done efficiently while explaining the issue; he knows exactly what is going on and how to fix it. He even went out of his way to get to my place early and got it fixed right away. I highly recommend him to anyone (especially all my friends and family).

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great experience for first-time, would highly recommend !!! Had starter replaced in less than an hour !!!

Ryan

6 years of experience
12 reviews
Ryan
6 years of experience
On time. Quick and painless. Definitely would recommend

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun did a great job of diagnosing the issue with the my car. He is a professional and a joy to work with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Homewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Honda Pilot $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2014 Ford Fusion $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2006 Lexus GS300 $510 $254.43 $255.96 14% $598.43
2015 BMW 750i $944 $688.15 $255.96 8% $1032.15
2014 Jaguar F-Type $857 $712.61 $143.98 5% $906.11

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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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