Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Kenilworth.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodrick arrived on time and was very professional. My car was up and running quicker than I had expected. I will definitely be using his services in the future.
After replacing the starter in my car I haven't had trouble with the car starting up since!

Jeremy

18 years of experience
279 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
he went out of his way to get me going. And he did. Job well done. 6 STARS

Robert

8 years of experience
21 reviews
Robert
8 years of experience
Event: confirmed an appointment with me, arrived, interviewed about the car, performed the repair, provided feedback with opinions on the car's health. 1. Extremely easy to communicate. 2. No sales, pure repair and diagnosis for signs of additional problems. 3. No surprises, such as non-working online payment with inquiry for cash payment. 4. Keeps workspace organized for neighbors and leaves without a trace.

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was such a gentleman. He called the evening before my appt and told me he'd call when he was heading my way, which he did. He was very polite, friendly and got the job done in an hour! I didn't have to deal with a tow truck or a shop's schedule - I love this service!! WIll absolutely use it again!

Jerome

22 years of experience
406 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Very Satisfied

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
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David

11 years of experience
245 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up early and I could see where he was on the map, so I left early as well. The work was fast and professional. The work was also within the expected time and price quote. David was friendly and knowledgeable. The website is great, too! For me, this saved a tow charge. Will definitely use again.

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
Great

Wesley

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
14 years of experience
Even though i was not there for the appointment the people who were there said he was professional, quick, and he fixed the problem. I will definitely use your mechanic and ask for Wesley again.

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Prompt, polite, explained things, handled everything as requested. A great first time experience. Definitely will book Kevin again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kenilworth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Prius $468 $243.78 $223.97 14% $544.78
2012 Nissan Titan $392 $231.93 $159.98 12% $446.93
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata $430 $277.62 $151.98 10% $481.87
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2007 Acura TL $340 $227.98 $111.98 10% $378.48
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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