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Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Kelly was awesome. Changed out my starter, cleaned my battery terminals Al's and took a quick look around in an hour or so. Great work!
Kelly showed up in time, tried to see if the problem was minor so it wouldn't have to cost a lot of money, and after ascertaining it was the starter issue, fixed quickly. He was courteous, friendly and checked the vehicle for other issues. He answered most of my questions and was very easy to work with.

Carlos

27 years of experience
332 reviews
Carlos
27 years of experience
It would have been great except he disconnected the battery and forgot to reprogram the radio and the GPS. He came back and did it the next day. Overall a good job.
AWESOME JOB GETTING ME BACK ON THE ROAD ....THKS CARLOS

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Mr. Carter is a car wizard. Nuff said.

Michael

24 years of experience
199 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Great service. On time and very personable.

Bobby

26 years of experience
68 reviews
Bobby
26 years of experience
Bobby showed up early, diagnosed the problem and saved me about $100. I really appreciate it!

Brian

23 years of experience
131 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Great

Nathan

16 years of experience
225 reviews
Nathan
16 years of experience
arrived on time and got the job done within the estimated time. Very satisfied.

Justin

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Fast, precise, and very kind. First time user and satisfied with the outcome.

Milton

36 years of experience
239 reviews
Milton
36 years of experience
Best honest mechanic I’ve ever dealt with! This guy is very professional and knows his craft.

Sam

29 years of experience
8 reviews
Sam
29 years of experience
Sam was very nice. He was prompt and did the job quickly. I needed a new starter and he had it replaced in under an hour. He was very professional and personable. I highly recommend him to anyone.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Matthews?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 $330 $249.90 $79.99 7% $357.40
2007 Subaru Outback $264 $176.06 $87.98 10% $294.31
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $270 $157.82 $111.98 12% $308.32
2016 BMW 535d $671 $463.21 $207.97 9% $742.71
2011 Lincoln MKS $310 $230.37 $79.99 8% $337.87
2008 Lexus IS F $1019 $258.94 $759.90 20% $1280.19

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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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