Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lithia.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Scott

34 years of experience
574 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Great Job!
On time, works quick and quality, personable and professional. What more could you ask for? He's a good guy too.

Nathan

27 years of experience
256 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
veryvertprofessional
Successful Replacement of faulty starter.

Damian

9 years of experience
389 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was on time and very respectful. He did an excellent job in a very timely manner. Thank you so much for replacing the starter. At 76 I'm getting to old to climb under cars to fix them anymore. I would definitely recommend Damion for your mechanical needs.
Good work

Joe

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Great service.

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Abdoulie was very friendly and professional did a great job had a new starter for my car and u actually see him put it on it's something about seeing the mechanic actually put the part on your car helps me build that relationship with mechanic and consumers great job abdoulie!!!!! See u in a few weeks for more work

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Did a great job

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex took care of my starter replacement with flying colors. It took longer than the appointment estimate, but it was a very difficult replacement job. The starter on this model/year BMW is very hard to get to. The car now starts and runs like a champ.

Dominic

10 years of experience
9 reviews
Dominic
10 years of experience
Happy with Dominic and his service

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was courteous and friendly. Kiri was open to explaining the car repairs each step of the way.

Erfan

5 years of experience
7 reviews
Erfan
5 years of experience
On time , performed service, well done, I’m satisfied.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lithia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Savana 2500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2010 Hummer H3T $577 $352.93 $223.97 11% $653.93
2005 Aston Martin Vanquish $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2005 BMW 745i $1053 $476.73 $575.92 15% $1250.73
2012 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2006 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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