Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Irmo.

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Number of Reviews

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Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Very polite professional and fast. Great service.
Arrived exactly on time and got the job done quick.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
I will definitely use him again. Fixes car right the first time! Excellent!!!
He was so friendly, fast, and efficient. I will definitely use him again I couldn't believe it. And my car started I'm so excited to have a car again and he made it such an easy experience.

Carlos

23 years of experience
122 reviews
Carlos
23 years of experience
I will definitely call Carlos again if we have any other car issues. He has been around for awhile and obviously knows what he is doing. We rescheduled because it was way too hot to be working outside and he was very flexible with setting a new appointment time. He showed us the new part and even recorded the sound of the dysfunctional starter so we could hear how much better is was with the new one. Very satisfied with his work.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
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Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Great with Tony,totally professional all the way, I couldn’t have a better experience

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great job once again, I would highly recommended Shaun. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent mechanic.

David

11 years of experience
253 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Job done with no complications. New starter works perfectly so far.

Mila

9 years of experience
93 reviews
Mila
9 years of experience
He was very professional and knew his stuff. Excellent service. I highly recommend.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was quick and professional - he made his job in less than an hour and got me back on wheels

Tinashe

11 years of experience
263 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe arrived at my place prior to the appointment time and was ready to get to work! He had a slight setback but was able to get the job done and was very transparent about what was going on at all times. I was very pleased with his work and will recommend him to anyone. I actually recommended him on the spot to a neighbor of mine who came outside inquiring about the service. I was very impressed.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Irmo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2005 Kia Magentis $290 $202.17 $87.98 9% $320.42
2005 Chevrolet Malibu $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2007 Lexus IS250 $550 $254.43 $295.96 15% $652.18
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $627 $467.40 $159.98 8% $682.40
2009 Porsche Cayman $1570 $1306.03 $263.96 5% $1660.78

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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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