Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Jefferson.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan Arrived on time and was friendly and professional. He put a new starter on my car in a timely manner and did a great job!
Dan was super cool and did exactly what we needed! I am so appreciative that we didn’t have to leave our house to get the work done. He was on time and finished in the quoted amount of time. Would definitely recommend!

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Showed up early, replaced my starter within an hour. I have an older car and was nervous about having somebody come work on it, but he did a great job, and wasn't bothered when I asked him to show me certain elements of the repair and walk me through it.
Very polite and professional. Properly prepared and knowledgeable. Very convenient service. (I wrote this before I saw the descriptive choices below.)

Leon

33 years of experience
2 reviews
Leon
33 years of experience
Leon arrived online and I was surprised at how quick the process was. It was a very smooth process. Leon was super nice and answered all the questions I had about my car as well.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
260 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and thorough throughout the entire appointment. He arrived earlier than expected also which freed up the rest of my day.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex took care of my starter replacement with flying colors. It took longer than the appointment estimate, but it was a very difficult replacement job. The starter on this model/year BMW is very hard to get to. The car now starts and runs like a champ.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Brikk did a great job taking care of my car. He was very nice and professional and I plan on always calling him to help me out with my car needs.

Phillip

17 years of experience
200 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
He was very professional

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Professional and prompt

Andrew

13 years of experience
167 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was great. Showed up on time, was clearly knowledgeable, and did the job well. I definitely recommend him.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon showed up early and got the starter installed quickly. He also let me know of other repairs that need to be made in the future. Brandon cleaned up after himself and left the area clean. Thank you Brandon for coming to my house on a Sunday and getting my car back on the road. Chris


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Jefferson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe $335 $254.98 $79.99 7% $362.48
2009 Pontiac G6 $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2006 Honda Accord $492 $339.98 $151.98 9% $544.23
2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 $333 $253.20 $79.99 7% $360.70
2004 Lexus GS300 $310 $230.16 $79.99 8% $337.66
2013 Jaguar XF $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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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