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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Jason

21 years of experience
160 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was informative and honest. He was a pleasure to work with and was very punctual and efficient. I would recommend Jason for anyone's mechanic.

TJ

24 years of experience
335 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was awesome What an excellently experience He was one of the friendliest respectful person I’ve met in a long time Very professional and honest I will use him for all my vehicles

Nathan

27 years of experience
256 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan did a great job. He showed up on time and did exactly what the job called for. He walked me through the steps he would take while changing the starter and answered all my questions. He gave me recommendations for other work I need to have done on the vehicle in the future. He cleaned other parts while putting them back on the vehicle. Then cleaned up the work area and left everything better than it was when he arrived. I highly recommend hiring Nathan for your vehicle repair and maintenance needs.

Aaron

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Awesome , will work with again ...highly recommed!

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
very professional and provided an excellent service

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Consistent excellence! Only mechanic I use for this company!

Brian

21 years of experience
217 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian was extremely helpful and thoroughly explained everything that he had done for my vehicle. Brian also explained what would be needed in the near future. I will definitely request Brian to do future work on my car and will recommend him to other people.

Matthew

31 years of experience
598 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Hey I just wanted to say that Matthew did an awesome job with my car and I really appreciate him having the time to come out here fixing my car! Matthew I think you left a socket head wrench here I found it in front of my car.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Eduardo came to fix the car on time and completed the work within time.

Andrew

9 years of experience
530 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew did a fast and efficient job.


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
2006 Volvo XC90 $514 $329.64 $183.97 10% $576.89
2010 Pontiac Vibe $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2007 Saab 9-3 $400 $319.98 $79.99 6% $427.48
2014 BMW 535d xDrive $648 $439.75 $207.97 9% $719.25
2009 BMW X3 $684 $444.30 $239.97 10% $766.80
2004 Jaguar X-Type $257 $177.28 $79.99 9% $284.78

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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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