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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

19 years of experience
483 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Joseph took care of my car problems even when there were unforseen complications. I would highly recommend his service
Joseph was able to quickly diagnose my car's problem and remedy it as soon as possible.

Andrew

10 years of experience
270 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Great Experience

Terry

25 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
25 years of experience
Very helpful and very fast at fixing the car. Really great at explaining what exactly was wrong and how he was going to fix it.

Tung

15 years of experience
302 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
The experience was good and Tung completed the ticket based on the expected part installs. But the truck is coughing and sputtering and moves with very low power. Wondering if could be a sensor problem or since the car sat maybe bad fuel.

Robert

19 years of experience
711 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Excellent Service

James

29 years of experience
647 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Great experience! Will recommend to others .

Sam

14 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
14 years of experience
Sam showed up right on time and did an outstanding job. My Jeep broke down and he diagnosed the problem in only a few minutes. Once he got the part he replaced it in less than an hour. Very friendly and professional.

Donald

39 years of experience
124 reviews
Donald
39 years of experience
Donald was excellent. I've suggested him &This service to several people. I am so grateful I used this service....I plan to keep doing so.

Paul

18 years of experience
226 reviews
Paul
18 years of experience
very polite and professional

David

12 years of experience
297 reviews
David
12 years of experience
Got the job done no problems took his time didn’t rush anything even helped me hook my battery back up at the end. David helped me out of my tough time with my truck and for that I’m very appreciative


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lexington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Fusion $297 $217.09 $79.99 8% $324.59
2012 Toyota Tacoma $284 $187.53 $95.98 10% $316.53
2013 Subaru WRX STI $433 $344.60 $87.98 6% $462.85
2013 BMW 740Li $755 $547.06 $207.97 8% $826.56
2005 BMW 325xi $823 $519.00 $303.96 11% $927.50
2016 BMW M5 $886 $685.66 $199.97 7% $954.41

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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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