Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Jamaica Plain.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Eduardo

17 years of experience
336 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Very professional and quick
He was very efficient .I usually did my own mechanic work, but I could not figure out how to replace the starter on my 2006 GMC Canyon. It looked like an impossible task without removing half the engine. He was able to get it out and replaced without removing anything but a tire. Very impressed! He also took care of a problem I did not know I had.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Job well done. Very patient and helpful.
The first time he came out, he installed a starter on my car. A few days later it was acting up again and he came back out and replaced it again. The starter that was bought the first time turned out to be defective. He was very polite and to the point and he was able to work with me on the time to do it. He got the car fixed and running in about 30 minutes.

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience
Came hours early, efficiently finished the job quickly and was sure to answer any questions I had!

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
Came out and did the job even though it was raining Thanks so much

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matt came to replace a starter. After inspecting all electrical components, he determined that not only was the starter bad, but also the battery. Because of this inspection, I was able to get a new battery since the old battery was under warranty. I was very happy about that. Matt completed the job quickly and then did a 50 point inspection where he answered all of my questions about the inspection. Overall, I was very pleased with Matt. A very professional and very nice guy. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a skilled mechanic.

Bill

30 years of experience
19 reviews
Bill
30 years of experience
Very fast and knew what he was doing.

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
I was a little nervous using this online service and not knowing the mechanic. My fears were quickly relieved when James texted me the same day to make sure I was ordering the correct parts and service. I knew then I was not going to be nickled and dimed like in your regular mechanic shops. James guided me in making sure the issue I was having was the starter. I would definitely use this service again if I can choose James.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith killed the game! Showed up a few min early and got the job done fast.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Enthusiastic, punctual, knowledgeable, diligent, agreeably, communicative, honest, courteous, and an overall pleasure to work with. Will definitely try to use Mitchel again.

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Arrived on time; all parts needed were on hand; job finished early.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Jamaica Plain?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Prius $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2014 Nissan Xterra $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2015 Nissan Rogue Select $353 $272.68 $79.99 7% $380.18
2013 BMW 528i xDrive $569 $408.88 $159.98 8% $623.88
2015 Audi A7 Quattro $844 $659.97 $183.97 6% $907.22
2004 Ford Mustang $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97

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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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