Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Keyport.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Manuel

30 years of experience
273 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
All good; got there a bit early, couldn't have gone better.
Realmente se ve que es muy profeccional en el trabajo que hace y muy responsable y eso da garantia para Volver a contractar your mechanic en el futur lo recomiendo 100% GRACIAS

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
Great

Carlos

26 years of experience
272 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
It would have been great except he disconnected the battery and forgot to reprogram the radio and the GPS. He came back and did it the next day. Overall a good job.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex was great. He was earlier than expected and finished very quickly. He was polite. He explained what he would do and why we had the problem in the first place. He was not pushy. I appreciate this type of service.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Great service. Tyrone made sure he knew what the problem was before performing the work. He showed up on time and completed his work within the estimated time range. He was courteous and professional.

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
He was great! He knew what the problem was and fixed it as soon he got there, very friendly and helped out with any questions I had, even even if it wasn't about that specific problem.

Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
great job

Michael

20 years of experience
38 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael was running behind on appointments and wanted to reschedule for the next day but understood how badly I needed my vehicle so he worked until 830pm to fix the starter. Great customer service.

David

8 years of experience
19 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Wonderful polite very courteous and very mechanical

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
This was my first time using a 'mobile' service. I needed a new starter and had not driven my car in over a month. I got a message when Joseph started on his way out to us. Another message when he had arrived. The timing was great. I explained the situation with my car, dead battery, bad starter, can't run. Joseph said 'I'll fix it'. An hour later it was ready, running, without any problems. The whole experience was great! I've got his business cards to give to my three children. Cost was better than anywhere I checked. I trust Joseph and won't hesitate to call him again. Anyone looking for a pro in car care, I recommend Joseph. For sure!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Keyport?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $516 $371.77 $143.98 8% $565.27
2015 Chevrolet Traverse $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser $467 $387.48 $79.99 5% $494.98
2013 Land Rover LR2 $823 $742.89 $79.99 3% $850.39
2014 BMW X5 $737 $577.51 $159.98 6% $792.51
2014 Porsche Boxster $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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