Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Linden.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Attila

17 years of experience
419 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Since my regular mechanic closed up shop, I have been finding it difficult to locate a good and honest mechanic. I had a unique problem with my car which Attila quickly diagnosed and fixed, in my driveway! I will definitely be requesting him for future repairs as well as reccommending him to friends and family.
Great job

Chris

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Total professional. Service was quick, even did more than was requested. Great service

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Good job!

Jerry

6 years of experience
117 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable about my car and different parts.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
Super impressed with this service! Our car died in the parking lot of a store so we scheduled an appointment for a mobile mechanic. He came quickly and was awesome! Fixed the car right there. Great price, too!

Duy

11 years of experience
67 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
Duy was incredibly fast, friendly, and gave me updates on his arrival time which was super convenient. While he was working I was able to ask him questions unrelated to his work, and now I know my car does sound and look okay! Duy clearly knows what he’s doing, and I would definitely use him again in the future!

Robert

15 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
After the initial delay in starting time I found Robert to be courteous and completed my repair in about one hour. I would recommend him if asked.

Collins

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was timely and professional

Jim

31 years of experience
56 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
One of the best! Would book him again. Knowledgeable, nice and awesome human being.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
William arrived precisely at 7am and was a professional with the starter install


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Linden?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mazda RX-8 $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2015 Honda Fit $503 $383.44 $119.98 7% $544.69
2012 Hyundai Elantra $254 $174.08 $79.99 9% $281.58
2006 Cadillac STS $541 $325.41 $215.97 12% $615.66
2004 Cadillac SRX $290 $210.44 $79.99 8% $317.94
2011 Jaguar XF $838 $694.29 $143.98 5% $887.79

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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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