Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Madison.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I was really hesitate on having a mechanic come to my house. But read the reviews and knew that I would have to get my car towed some where. So I decided to try the mobile mechanic. It was super easy. I was able to set up the time I needed, get a quote and learned about my mechanic. I was at work the whole time and did not have to worry. Once he finished I received a text/email telling me any recommendations and an invoice for my car. It was even less than my quote! I will use this service again.
Amazing......he showed up on time. Very courteous and professional. I was given details about the service performed, even showed some things to be aware of. Car started perfect. Thank you team Jeffrey, will definitely refer and use again!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Highly recommend Raul as mechanic. Very personable, professional, gets the job done in a timely fashion, demonstrated expertise with Toyotas.

Jonathan

11 years of experience
144 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
This dude is an amazing mechanic. I can not recommend this gentleman enough to the next person looking for a mechanic. He went out of his way to make sure that my part got installed when he said he would install it...he worked well into the night! A++ this guy is my permanent mechanic.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John possesses a high knowledge of mechanics. He is friendly, responsible, and diligent.

Tung

14 years of experience
283 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was able to come out earlier than my requested appointment time. He was very polite and got my car running again!! I will definitely request him again

Samuel

23 years of experience
8 reviews
Samuel
23 years of experience
Samual did an outstanding job on replacing my starter. Very friendly and wise. He replaced the part less than anticipated.

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Great job

Robert

35 years of experience
131 reviews
Robert
35 years of experience
Rob was great!!!! He was early for the appointment and very pleasant.

Albert

20 years of experience
80 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Explained the process of the starter. Very knowledgeable mechanic. Great attitude!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Madison?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Volvo XC70 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2007 Mazda 5 $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2008 BMW 328i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2012 BMW 750Li $719 $462.84 $255.96 10% $806.84
2009 BMW M3 $721 $320.88 $399.95 16% $858.38

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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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