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Number of Reviews

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Peter

23 years of experience
229 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Awesome! Peter was very friendly and fast! Great great experience!
Peter was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and performed the work exactly as required.

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great work. No problems after replacement
He's a great mechanic and has awesome customer service!

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Professional and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone.

Justin

12 years of experience
6 reviews
Justin
12 years of experience
Showed up on time very knowledgeable will use Justin again... thanks for a job well done

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. He was right on time, professional, quick and came in under the estimate. I would highly recommend.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
330 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
On time, polite, gets right to work and is quick

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Great mechanic I would definitely use him in the future

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
On time...explained exactly what he was going to do..very personable....

Christopher

7 years of experience
38 reviews
Christopher
7 years of experience
Chris Is The Best!!!! When he arrived and inspected my vehicle, he knew exactly the issue and quickly scheduled an appointment so i could be back on the road. Chris arrived on time and worked through the night to get the job done! He even called the next day to come back and make sure he work was satisfactory!!! Chris went above and beyond and I truly appreciate it... I finally found someone I can trust. Thanks again Chris.

Wilson

11 years of experience
284 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Very pleasant and great to deal with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Medford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Buick Enclave $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2010 GMC Savana 2500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2008 Saturn Outlook $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2007 BMW 530i $668 $444.30 $223.97 10% $745.30
2013 BMW 328i xDrive $635 $418.78 $215.97 10% $709.03
2014 Audi S4 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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