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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was on time and very competent. He did the work on my Nissan is exactly the time estimated. I felt completely safe with him working on my vehicle and would use him again.
The best service, on time knowledgeable and affordable service my technician was helpful and informative I will definitely recommend and use this service over an over again

Steven

8 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
8 years of experience
Excellent job and finished early very pleased

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Erick re-arranged his schedule to fix my car on a Sunday. He did a great job fixing the car quickly. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs a mechanic.

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
knowledgeable and friendly,and satisfied with his work, professional

Sy

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Sy
9 years of experience

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris did an amazing job and went above and beyond. Would definitely have him work on my car any day!

Edmar

20 years of experience
144 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Very courteous and extremely professional, got the job down and efficiently and answered and showed me why other things on my car needed to be fix. If your looking for someone who will show up early and get the job done quick, Edmar is your mechanic!

Sidney

12 years of experience
63 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
Sidney did a speedy and proficient job at replacing an expired starter. He had all the requisite equipment and worked admirably during a 95 degree afternoon. He completed the repair in under an hour. If you're looking for an efficient and reliable mechanic who can come to you, you would do well to consider Sidney.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Awesome service. Called for a starter replacement. Service was done in about 25 minutes. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Great job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Matteson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Impala Limited $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2011 Volvo XC70 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2010 Chevrolet Traverse $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2011 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $544 $367.79 $175.97 10% $604.29
2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $910 $701.86 $207.97 7% $981.36

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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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