Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Kiln.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Andrew

9 years of experience
530 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Starter Replacement: Andy was a total PRO! Got the job done quickly and checked over the rest of the car for maintenance issues. Completely POSITIVE experience - Will definitely be a repeat customer!
Andrew was on time...very courteous and finished the job in a timely manner. We will definatley be using him in the near future. Highly recommend!!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
If like me you have ever had any fears about using a mobile mechanic then using Ian's service will completely dispel those fears. Prompt, polite, knowledgeable, helpful are just some of the words I would use. Starter replacement job completed on time, on budget and on one of the coldest days of the year and as a bonus I got a report into the general condition of my truck. Thanks Ian!

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet arrived early and was very friendly in our interactions! Would definitely book again with Chet if needed.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
695 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Very timely and helpful with an old Jeep. Would recommend.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Went above and beyond in the dark of night!

Derrick

18 years of experience
19 reviews
Derrick
18 years of experience
Great guy. Got right to work. Very professional.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Great experience, Jonathan had the car up and running quickly! Will definitely be calling Jonathan next time I or someone I know needs a mechanic.

Joe

13 years of experience
349 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and upfront! Really appreciated the service!

Victor

33 years of experience
88 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason was friendly, professional and completed the job in great time!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kiln?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe $303 $223.41 $79.99 8% $330.91
2015 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Honda Civic $501 $317.20 $183.97 11% $564.45
2008 Cadillac Escalade $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2015 Audi Q5 $904 $720.49 $183.97 6% $967.74
2008 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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