Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Media.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,110

Rating Summary
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Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Exceptional service!
Fast and service was excellent! Best mechanic in town! Definitely would recommend my family and friends!

Michael

47 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
47 years of experience
Tests to check condition of vehicle and confirm problem. Excellent!

Ron

20 years of experience
4 reviews
Ron
20 years of experience
Trust is something that is tough to find when it comes to car repair shops. Now I found it. your team is courteous and efficient. Ron is knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Thank you Ron, now I feel he will always take care of my truck.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Max knows his shit!!! My wife SUV was done in no time and he gave us great recommendation for our vehicles going down the road . I told him he will always have my business!!!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Brandon took care of the car quickly and without issue.

Jonathan

10 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
10 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional, fast, and informative. He was able to answer all my questions and do the repairs in a timely manner. I will definitely be using this service again!

Dan

38 years of experience
753 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Excellent service!!! Dan was on time, completed the repair quickly, and was very professional. You can be sure that I will be a repeat customer. Thanks Dan!

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
This mechanic is awesome. He comes in on time even calling me the day of the appointment to confirm his arrival time. He did a very good job in fixing the problem of my car not starting up and went to the extent of explaining to me what causes the issue and why. a A replacement comes also in handy and work within the committed work frame. Very friendly and accommodating to questions while working in my car. Very often you see a mechanic that you feel comfortable taking care of your car. Highly recommended.

Tyrone

10 years of experience
423 reviews
Tyrone
10 years of experience
Tyrone is top notch in every way. Great knowledge, explained every step of the repairs needed and excellent customer service.

James

30 years of experience
496 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Come in early. Finish work within time estimate. Easy to work with. Wiould like to work with James again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Media?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2008 Suzuki SX4 $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2010 Jeep Commander $255 $159.20 $95.98 11% $288.20
2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2010 BMW 335i $649 $416.66 $231.97 10% $728.41
2015 Ford Mustang $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38

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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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