Car Starter Repair at your home or office in La Grange Park.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great work, pleasant and professional
Great job, very professional.

Joseph

25 years of experience
488 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Amazing

Max

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
8 years of experience
Max did quality and efficient work in replacing my starter. Convenient service! Will definitely use again!

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Mike is AWESOME!!! He is knowledgeable, honest and a great mechanic

Tung

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
He came, did his job with no problem, completed the task all while being professional. I will recommend him any day :-)

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe replaced starter in my BMW. Knowledgable, good work. Works great now.

Mike

11 years of experience
56 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
I really appreciated Mike's commitment to fixing my car right. He's the kind of fellow that I enjoy dealing with.

Mark

12 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
12 years of experience
Another great experience with Mark. Timely, knowledgable, and kind.

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Arrived early and got right to work. Was very informative and would definitely use again.

Jake

6 years of experience
21 reviews
Jake
6 years of experience
Jake did a great job and was super friendly and professional. The job was difficult, but had it done within the quoted time frame. He was very thorough as well and made sure everything else was working before he left.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Grange Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Passat $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2009 Volkswagen Eos $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2004 Volvo S80 $330 $233.98 $95.98 9% $362.98
2013 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2005 BMW 330i $887 $535.20 $351.95 12% $1008.20
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $578 $497.80 $79.99 4% $605.30

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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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