Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lockport.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,435

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Brian

Brian

15 years of experience
81 reviews
Brian
15 years of experience
Excellent work, very punctual, respectful, & knowledgeable...Would definitely refer him 2 everybody......
Fast , professional, knowledgeable
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
Good job Russell!
Fantastic job!
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Great guy, got the job done nice and smooth.
Great experience, showed up early and replaced starter quickly. Knowledagble and helpful.
Dominic

Dominic

22 years of experience
4 reviews
Dominic
22 years of experience
Dominic came to the house even though it was raining hard. He knew our previous appointment was canceled due to rain. He said he would be there regardless and he came during a heavy rain. He started the work while it was raining and completed it. Luckily it stopped raining eventually. Dominic was very friendly and took the time to explain everything he was doing and what he found along the way. He made me feel at ease and certainly knew what he was doing. I would definitely have him come back for more work.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joseph is a professional. He did a great job replacing a starter on my vehicle and followed up with a detailed repair assessment.
David

David

34 years of experience
39 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was awesome! Very helpful and nice.
Andrew

Andrew

13 years of experience
79 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was punctual and did quality work very efficiently. He also communicated very well, both before and after the service. Excellent work; my car works great!
Rey

Rey

22 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
22 years of experience
Rey, thank you so much. This was my first time using your mechanic or any type of mechanic that comes to the house. With my wife out of town and my son who has some disabilities would have made it difficult for me to get a tow truck and take my son with me. This was quick and painless and the work was great. Thanks again
Jared

Jared

18 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
18 years of experience
It was great to fine a Mechanic that appreciated cars that are older than he is. It might just be my luck but he very knowledgeable on 60-70s Mustangs and appeared to know a lot about other makes and models. I will use Your Mechanic and request Jared in the future.
James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Great experience! Will recommend to others .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lockport?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Dodge Avenger $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2008 Toyota RAV4 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2007 Lotus Elise $308 $211.65 $95.98 9% $340.65
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $588 $339.82 $247.96 12% $673.07
2009 Land Rover Range Rover $424 $343.55 $79.99 6% $451.05
2013 Audi S4 $795 $610.98 $183.97 7% $858.23

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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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