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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
On time, very friendly, had needed tools, gave advice, and fixed it quickly. Very happy with service and already planning to use again.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
very nice! great job!
This is the 3rd time Brandon has serviced my car and each time his service was far above my expectation on every level. I would highly recommend him.

Charles

9 years of experience
59 reviews
Charles
9 years of experience
Came before time and know his job

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
I was very pleased with Sergio's promptness. He arrived 30 minutes before the scheduled time. He was very knowledgeable and informative in explaining what was wrong with my vehicle and he made suggestions on what was needed for it to continue to run smoothly.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was great. Arrived early and explained the problem perfectly. Car is running great and I would definitely prefer him to fix anything wrong on my car in the future.

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary is a very good mechanic, he really knows what he's doing aside from being a very good man. I highly recommend Gary for any of your automotive repair works.

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Arrived on time and did a good professional job.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Detail oriented, very thorough, and repair was 30 min. as opposed to the 2 hours estimated. I will be looking for Rigo again should I need this service again.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier's service was professional and timely, and my van is starting with no problems now.

Nazareth

25 years of experience
83 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Nazareth arrived on time and did the


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lafayette Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Fusion $264 $183.69 $79.99 9% $291.19
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2013 Audi Q5 $909 $725.39 $183.97 6% $972.64
2008 BMW X5 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2011 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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