Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lutz.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

Rating Summary
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Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Thank you for your timely and professional and courteous and excellent job!

Chris

18 years of experience
391 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Once again, quick work!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Mr. Richard was very knowledgeable on my car plus he knew how to fix it on a timely manner because I had to go get my lunch

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
He didn’t a great job and knows his craft. The low rating is not a reflection on him but the company. Do not book a guy in three different cities within a small amount of time. This guy knows his stuff. The three is for poor management on the company. Great job Keith! I would recommend him personally.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely manner.

Joseph

18 years of experience
427 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Arrived early, very knowledgable, did an awesome job and did it quickly! Will definitely use Joseph again!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
First time I've used this kind of service so I was a little skeptical, but I was very impressed with the whole process and extremely satisfied with Maxwell. In my particular case, he was the key ingredient to the whole process. Without the final step of the process (fixing my car) being done efficiently, the initial part of the process, as good as it may be, is irrelevant. I would most definitely recommend Mr Maxwell and his company to anybody I run across in need of a good mechanic.

Terry

29 years of experience
99 reviews
Terry
29 years of experience

James

28 years of experience
548 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Great experience! Will recommend to others .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lutz?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ferrari 360 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2004 Isuzu Ascender $690 $354.11 $335.95 14% $805.61
2011 Chrysler 300 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 $627 $418.78 $207.97 10% $698.28
2014 Mercedes-Benz C300 $675 $594.83 $79.99 3% $702.33
2015 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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