Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lake Alfred.

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$154.22 - $1,118.58

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,453

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Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Andrew was great!
Excellent

Keith

17 years of experience
319 reviews
Keith
17 years of experience
Keith knows what he is doing got the job done as fast as possible I have some more work for him soon honest, reliable,trustworthy Thanks again Sandra

Jeremiah

21 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
21 years of experience
You guys are a little high but good real good thanks.

Alex

21 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
21 years of experience
Alex was very good at describing in detail what was causing each issue with my vehical and was a quick fixer. There was no pressure when consulting business and he knows how to make good conversation outside of work as well.

Justin

7 years of experience
367 reviews
Justin
7 years of experience
On time, polite and worked fast

Tinashe

12 years of experience
371 reviews
Tinashe
12 years of experience
Came on a cold day and did the job with a smile.

Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
He works fast and efficiently along with showing up early

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Thank you once again for helping us out!!! This mechanic, we highly recommend!!!!

Ejnar

28 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
28 years of experience
EJ Showed up about an hour earlier than expected! Which was awesome as it a loud me to get back to work earlier! I had started the process of replacing my starter in my BMW 528. Got stuck and made an appointment through your mechanic! it was awesome we finished the job together in about 1.5hrs!!! Highly recommend EJ!

Gustavo

16 years of experience
145 reviews
Gustavo
16 years of experience
Gustavo was punctual, quick, and provided comprehensive feedback about the repair and future possible repairs. He researched the repair thoroughly beforehand and provided excellent service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lake Alfred?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda 3 $271 $190.72 $79.99 9% $298.22
2012 GMC Savana 3500 $309 $229.38 $79.99 8% $336.88
2011 Toyota Camry $278 $198.35 $79.99 8% $305.85
2007 Cadillac CTS $301 $221.41 $79.99 8% $328.91
2009 Audi A8 Quattro $756 $484.21 $271.96 11% $849.71
2011 Jaguar XJ $729 $649.23 $79.99 3% $756.73

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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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