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Number of Reviews

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Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Will recommend to friends

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Awesome experience. Josh is extremely knowledgable and reassuring.

Jonas

24 years of experience
32 reviews
Jonas
24 years of experience

Scott

34 years of experience
595 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott did an amazing job. He replaced the starter on my 2007 honda civic, which is not an easy task. He was very friendly and did great work.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Super responsive and efficient! Thank you!

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was absolutely wonderful! He arrived when he informed me at he would. He walked me through the process and went above and beyond the call of duty, taking my car for a test drive to check the brakes. I most certainly will recommend David to friends and have already shared the site and his info to my neighbors

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was very respectful and very knowledgeable in his field. He took care of the job in a professional and expedient manner. I would definitely call on him again.

Jerome

32 years of experience
153 reviews
Jerome
32 years of experience
I was not there when Mr. Joachim performed the services but my son was. My son stated he was very polite and professional. Mr. Joachim was on-time and very patient when I needed to resolve and issue with a declined payment. Thank you Mr. Joachim we will see you again.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Helpful and knowledgeable! Replaced my starter really fast. I'll definitely use this service again in the future!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Metairie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Veloster $331 $242.98 $87.98 8% $361.23
2004 Ford Freestar $301 $221.32 $79.99 8% $328.82
2004 GMC Yukon $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2005 BMW 325i $698 $441.55 $255.96 11% $785.55
2009 Porsche Cayenne $1747 $1226.88 $519.93 9% $1925.63

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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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