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Bryant

10 years of experience
290 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Chevrolet HHR - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Brian kept in touch about his arrival. Brian was professional and efficient. The work and quote were the same. I was offered a coupon for today's work. We always did our own car maintenance. My husband is terminally ill and we were so grateful for this service. We would highly recommend.
Ford F-150 - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryant was very professional and personable. He knew what he was doing and finished the job quickly. A great guy and a great mechanic. Thanks Bryant!

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Matthew showed up on time (early, actually), and did the work in exactly the amount of time the website said it would take. He got my car up and running again, and now I've booked another appointment with him for some brake work.
Honda Accord - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
I received several quotes to replace a starter for my Honda Accord, most ran around $900. Matthew was able to do it for half that price, plus I had the convenience of not having to go anywhere. I'd definitely recommend Matthew and this service to anyone needing car repair at a good price.

Mark

12 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
12 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Mark was pretty awesome. Easy to talk to and very professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark to others and I will defiantly have him back if I need more work done.
Mitsubishi Endeavor - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Another great experience with Mark. Timely, knowledgable, and kind.

Milenko

15 years of experience
86 reviews
Milenko
15 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Mylenko certainly knew what he was doing. He was fast and got my truck running smooth.
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Great job, great mechanic. Thank you.

Glenn

19 years of experience
30 reviews
Glenn
19 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Excellent, Glen was a great mechanic to have working on my car.
Saab 9-7x - Car Starter Repair - Indianapolis, Indiana
Professional, knowledgeable and helpful!

Albert

20 years of experience
21 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Albert did a great job. Very professional.

Ryan

18 years of experience
7 reviews
Ryan
18 years of experience
Ford E-350 Econoline - Starter - Indianapolis, Indiana
Ryan was fantastic


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Indianapolis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saturn Vue $327 $214.76 $111.98 10% $365.26
2014 Hyundai Elantra $336 $256.48 $79.99 7% $363.98
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2007 Mercedes-Benz C350 $658 $418.33 $239.97 11% $740.83
2006 Cadillac CTS $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2011 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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