Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lithia Springs.

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$154.22 - $1,118.58

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Number of Reviews

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Torey

24 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
24 years of experience
Torey was an excellent mechanic. Very professional, courteous, and fast. I would recommend him to everyone, and would definitely use his services again! Thank you!

Chris

20 years of experience
42 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He was very professional, on time, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone

Brian

17 years of experience
109 reviews
Brian
17 years of experience
Fast , professional, knowledgeable

Tony

14 years of experience
36 reviews
Tony
14 years of experience
Tony Was Very Professional and Very Knowledgeable. He Was Awesome

Carlos

27 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
27 years of experience
Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and gave recommendations.

Michael

15 years of experience
560 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
Michael is knowledgeable, courteous, professional, very knowledgeable. I will definitely call upon him for all of my automotive needs.

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
Ian was great! Showed up on time. Finished early. Did a review of additional issues and went over everything with my wife. My car will need breaks soon and I will be calling on Ian again.

Graham

16 years of experience
119 reviews
Graham
16 years of experience
Graham did a great job with replacing my starter. I would highly recommend!

Dellano

17 years of experience
414 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
The best I mechanic I have encountered I was sure I had to replace my starter but it turns out it was just that my battery was corroded. Saved me 200 dollars and very fast took about 10 minutes.

Corey

15 years of experience
11 reviews
Corey
15 years of experience
Answered all my questions, great guy and he did great work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lithia Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo S80 $485 $340.70 $143.98 9% $534.20
2013 Ford Focus $260 $180.34 $79.99 9% $287.84
2013 Nissan Quest $310 $189.70 $119.98 11% $350.95
2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $376 $295.61 $79.99 6% $403.11
2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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