Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Matthews.

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Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 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.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
I cannot emphasize enough how great Lucas is! A true professional who sees what is best for your vehicle. He has time and time again delivered nothing but exceptional service. I highly recommend Lucas!
Put in the effort to do the job correctly

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Mr. Carter is a car wizard. Nuff said.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Great service. On time and very personable.

Justin

6 years of experience
276 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Justin arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me exactly what was going on with my car. Great Job!!!!!

Rodric

12 years of experience
321 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service, very helpful and transparent. I will definitely be using his services in the future.

Peter

23 years of experience
213 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was super prompt and professional. He diagnosed my car's problem quickly and accurately and made the whole process very easy. He also let me know about some other potential maintenance issues to watch out for down the road, which was extremely helpful. I really appreciated his transparency and clear expertise.

John

17 years of experience
136 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Awesome mechanic very knowledgeable

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
He did a great job would absolutely use again

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was very polite and courteous and seemed quite knowledgeable about the service being provided (which was installing a starter). He was quite respectful given he ended up having to wait over 30 minutes for me to give him access to the car (he didn’t call that he’d arrived - he texted and knocked on the door, which I heard neither)! The real issue now is that in order for the ignition in my car to start to you have to hold the key over for about 5 seconds for the car to start. In the 14 years I’ve had the car it’s never been hesitant to start. The new starter may be defective.


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
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2011 GMC Savana 3500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2008 Buick Enclave $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2008 Acura TSX $508 $339.98 $167.97 10% $565.73
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $1048 $968.41 $79.99 2% $1075.91
2006 Porsche 911 $706 $482.48 $223.97 9% $783.48

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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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