Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lithonia.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

12

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Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Prompt, professional and kind. I will recommend Kenneth everyone I know.
Thanks very much!!!

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service
Great

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Howard fixed the starter on my 2001 Xterra yesterday. OMG he was Personable, Early(!), Efficient and Knowledgeable. My car is 'seasoned' and I have no intention to let her go anytime soon ....that means I will definitely seek Howard out again.
Howard was very helpful

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and helpful. His work was swift. Will be calling back.

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend him.

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Thanks excellent job well done!

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Very satisfied

Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
Tavaris was great. I was not home when he arrived to replace the starter, My wife was. He arrived on time. The Jeep was parked on an incline in the driveway. He was still able to put the starter on, with out jacking the car. He did a great job!

Brian

16 years of experience
103 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Brian was prompt and did a great job

Eric

14 years of experience
15 reviews
Eric
14 years of experience
Very friendly and nice fast service. He was even a little early. He was very knowledgeable and gave me his honest diagnosis of what needed to be done. I will definitely use this service again! Thanks Eric!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lithonia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Nissan Titan $463 $303.51 $159.98 10% $518.51
2007 Chevrolet Uplander $370 $290.23 $79.99 6% $397.73
2015 GMC Savana 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2007 Land Rover Range Rover $425 $345.21 $79.99 6% $452.71
2014 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $923 $715.15 $207.97 7% $994.65
2011 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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.

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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