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Number of Reviews

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Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Made it easy on me
Showed up promptly and got my car working again. Very pleased with my decision to use your company.

Scott

26 years of experience
7 reviews
Scott
26 years of experience
Scott was professional, polite and knowledgeable. He understood the problem I was having and quickly fixed what was wrong. I greatly appreciated his skills and know how. In addition, he was early to the appointment. I would definitely schedule Scott again.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Although he did a good job, I did not appreciate the fact that he insisted that the job was going to be difficult, raise the price and then be done in 15 minutes. The price was still reasonable, and I can understand people wanting to make as much money as possible, but still.

Quentin

17 years of experience
10 reviews
Quentin
17 years of experience
Very professional

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.

Billal

8 years of experience
9 reviews
Billal
8 years of experience
Excellent service, would not hesitate to use again

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Did a great job, very friendly, very professional, and would recommend him to all my friends and family. I would like to thank him for such a great job.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He was very informative, quick, and kind. Very pleased!

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I was very happy with Russell. Even though there were a few complications he followed through and got my car running! I will defiantly use him from now on.

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was on time, knowledgeable, thorough, friendly, and a pleasure to do business with!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lansdowne?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT $675 $339.39 $335.95 14% $790.89
2008 Alfa Romeo 8C $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2011 Audi A3 $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2005 Lincoln LS $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2015 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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