Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Libertyville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable, punctual, and friendly.

AL

10 years of experience
177 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
He was a bit early which was surprising, I'm used to mechanics being late. Worked out great. Did a phenomenal job on my truck and replaced the starter. He also replaced a nut I had lost while checking all the battery cables which was a life saver. I 100% recommend this guy. Top notch work and didn't waste my time or his own.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John did a great job installing the starter for my Toyota

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Professional

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great service, right on time, very clean job, no mess at all

Alfred

11 years of experience
326 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
On time, Courteous, efficient, quickly in and out. Car works like a charm.

Angel

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Angel
15 years of experience
Very nice guy and great prompt service! Thanks again

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose was very nice patient and explained everything he was doing and was wrong with my car thank you

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was AWESOME! He arrived early and completed the job quickly. As my appointment was mid-week, he accommodated my work scheduled and even started the job before I got home (with my approval of course). I am so in love with this service. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He made a stressful situation into a wonderful experience. This service is great for women on the go. It eliminates the towing, the unpredictable pricing and the entrapment of an establishments hours of operation. I love the flexibility and professionalism. I think I found a new mechanic!!! Thanks Raul for EVERYTHING.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was great and quickly diagnosed the problem!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Libertyville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $285 $188.82 $95.98 10% $317.82
2005 Buick Rainier $368 $287.61 $79.99 6% $395.11
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2011 BMW 328i $626 $409.82 $215.97 10% $700.07
2012 Mercedes-Benz E550 $961 $753.29 $207.97 6% $1032.79
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.

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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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