Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lincoln Park.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
I was taken aback that there are still mechanics like Matt who exemplified great customer service and displays a passion for what he does. Matt was on time,very friendly, professional and informative. I will highly recommend Matt to my friends and colleagues, Thank you again Matt you made this unpleasant experience for me very pleasant.
Matthew came to change my starter. It works great and he went above and beyond in great and friendly customer service. I would use him again and recommend him to anyone.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph is warm-heart. He found something wrong with the starter of my vehicle and asked if I would like to make an appointment to fix. However, I would be not available until 12/30. Then he helped me scheduled a time later on 12/23. Due to the complicated mechanic structure of my vehicle, he spent two hours to get it fixed. Now my vehicle is working and I do not need to rent a car any longer. Really appreciate it. And thank you so much, Joseph.

David

11 years of experience
259 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David is AMAZING! He contacted me with an ETA, arrived on time and completed the repair in a timely manner. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic and I would recommend him for any repairs. The price was better than a shop and far more convenient.

AL

10 years of experience
187 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very quick and very nice.

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
William is a great guy. He was on time and knew what he was doing. After replacing a few things in my car myself, I knew I needed a new starter. William replaced the starter in my car, which was a hard job. He did a great job and my car started. I would definitely recommend William and will be using him again in the future.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Fast and efficient! Very informative and professional. Will recommend

Andrew

15 years of experience
70 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Great work in a timely manner, I would use Andrew again.

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
We REALLY NEED Mechanics like Sergio Campos: HONEST, Helpful, Wise, He Knows what He is doing. THANK YOU SERGIO CAMPOS

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Mitchel is an excellent mechanic, he explained every detail possible about the issues my car (Nissan Sentra SE-R 2005) was having. The time frame on repairing the problem was less than 2 hours, afterwards we test drove it and I was very satisfied. I highly recommend Mitch to do the job. Thanks Mitch for helping me out. Jacqueline D.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
GREAT MECHANIC! Works precise and clean, NOT sloppy: doesn't let a car being old get in the way for a respectful and clean/through repair. He works in particular and organized manner.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lincoln Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Buick Rainier $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2010 Toyota 4Runner $442 $290.22 $151.98 10% $494.47
2005 Ford Explorer $334 $245.98 $87.98 8% $364.23
2007 Cadillac STS $541 $325.41 $215.97 12% $615.66
2006 Cadillac Escalade $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2013 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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