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Number of Reviews

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Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very competent,courteous and professional. Came on time, knew the issue, did not try to oversell and fixed the issue in the required time.
Went above and beyond

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Very Professional. He did a great job in a timely manner,

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Very knowledgeable did a great job
Cesar showed up and did a difficult job quickly (much faster than I would have) and professionally - he didn't gripe about the puddle of water that he had to lay in while working in the freezing cold. The next morning, when I needed to go to work, there were no surprises. Great guy, gets the job done. Highly recommend him.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Fixed immediate problem under difficult circumstances

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
I wish I knew about this sooner! Got us out of a jam! I have already recommended your services to at least 25 people. Thank you!!!!!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He was at the house within an hour on a Sunday night during July 4th weekend. Fixed the problem and was gone in 45 minutes. GREAT SERVICE!!!!

AL

10 years of experience
185 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Fixed starter

Rusty

21 years of experience
354 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Very professional and seemed very knowledgeable and confident in his work. very thorough. Great job!

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Absolutely amazing mechanic! Very knowledgeable and professional. A great guy as well, doesn't BS you like many mechanics do.

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
This gentleman knows his stuff when it comes to cars. Great service. I am very satisfied with his work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Layton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer $707 $371.38 $335.95 14% $822.88
2011 Hyundai Sonata $477 $276.92 $199.97 12% $545.67
2013 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2014 Cadillac XTS $608 $463.79 $143.98 7% $657.29
2006 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1303.65 $223.97 4% $1604.65

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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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