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

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Excellent Rating


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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Excellent
Scott did an amazing job. He replaced the starter on my 2007 honda civic, which is not an easy task. He was very friendly and did great work.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great guy awesome personality and super professional

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Great service, professional, and very very fast without being sloppy. He was able to get the repair done with few tools and was very very responsive to all of my inquiries and questions. I have every intention of requesting him for another service when I need one.

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Mike did a great job. Was on time (actually early which worked out even better). He knew what was wrong and fixed my problem in a timely manner and at a fair price. I will definitely use his service again.

David

11 years of experience
245 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up to my home early and was very honest about what needed to be done and how he was going to do it. The rain today delayed his finish time but despite that he was fast and very friendly. Would gladly let him work on my cars again. Great service!

Miguel

33 years of experience
233 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
He was very professional and knew what to do. I feel this man has great customer service and knowledgeable about cars. I hope to have him in the near future.

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was quick and very professional. He arrived a little early and was dine very quickly. Excellent job

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
quick and efficient

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Professional and prompt

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lake Wales?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Toyota Matrix $297 $216.98 $79.99 8% $324.48
2010 Chevrolet Express 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2004 Toyota Solara $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 BMW 335i $676 $444.30 $231.97 10% $756.05
2013 Audi A4 Quattro $423 $342.81 $79.99 6% $450.31
2008 Jaguar XK $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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