Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Independence.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
He was great showed up earlier than expected and explained everything that was happening in detail and got me back on the road and no time.
Andrew did a fantastic job and was extremely timely. Communication was off the charts good and I never had to wonder what was going on. Would strongly recommend Andrew to anyone searching for a trustworthy mechanic.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
very fast and super work.
Good job

David

9 years of experience
146 reviews
David
9 years of experience
It was great! David was very informative and very nice to the fact that I ordered the incorrect part!

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
Jared arrived promptly and went to work on my car. I did bug him a few times with questions which he took the time to explain things to me. Jared is quite knowledgeable about cars and was very respectful. He quickly went to work and fixed my starter problem before my hour was up. Once he was completed he then troubleshooted why my are would crank over but not start. 2 mins later he round that my PCM fuse was popped due to disconnecting the battery. Once i swapped it out the Car started with no problems. Thanks for informing me that my 02 sensor wires were chewed on and that my upper radiator hose needs to be replaced.. I love the service that Jared gave and the way that your mechanic doesn't rip people off on repairs. This repair would have costed me 400 to 600 bucks at the local auto shops in my area.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl is very knowledgeable and also very personable. He replaced the starter on my Honda CR-V and problem solved! Final amount was less than the estimate...that was a plus. Every step was upfront and straightforward.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Arrived early. Friendly. Diagnosed problem quickly. Was helpful with questions.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Excellent work!

Joseph

10 years of experience
14 reviews
Joseph
10 years of experience
Great service very personable and knowledgeable about the vehicle. Service was efficient and quick. Stand-up guy, definitely would trust him to work on my vehicle again.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Mitchel is an excellent mechanic, he explained every detail possible about the issues my car (Nissan Sentra SE-R 2005) was having. The time frame on repairing the problem was less than 2 hours, afterwards we test drove it and I was very satisfied. I highly recommend Mitch to do the job. Thanks Mitch for helping me out. Jacqueline D.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Independence?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota RAV4 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Scion xD $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2009 Kia Sportage $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2015 Infiniti QX70 $592 $496.23 $95.98 5% $625.23
2013 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2004 Ford Mustang $264 $184.43 $79.99 9% $291.93

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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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