Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Middletown.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,790

Rating Summary
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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Friendly,knows his business

Scott

34 years of experience
575 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott is experienced and took care of the problem in a very professional manner. I will hire his services again. Thanks Scott

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Friendly, efficient and helpful. Not only help replace the starter but also help check everything. Good experience and highly recommended.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was early to our 12:30 appointment which was great. He worked diligently and efficiently. He even came back immediately to address some issues after he left. Another good experience.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
He had gotten there early and was waiting when I drove up. Robert was incredible. He answered all my questions and knew exactly what he was doing. However at one point, he asked me where the part was and I said you were supposed to bring it. He looked at his phone and realized he looked at the wrong work order, so he had to run and get it. He said 20 minutes, forgot about traffic and took an hour. If he hadnt been such a nice person, I would have been angry. Those things happen. He fixed it perfectly and as soon as I turned the key the car started.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
CARLOS WAS FRIENDLY AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT. I WILL BE USING HIS SERVICES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael is awesome! This is our first experience using this website and I was a little weary about it because I had never used or heard of it before. The guy on the phone who took my request was super nice and answered all my questions. The text messages and emails are very helpful and courteous. Micheal is so nice, he arrived on time, and he got the job done super fast. We love Micheal and we will ask for him again the next time we need something. There was also an extra part that he needed to change and he didn't add it to the bill since it was just an extra part he had. Thank you Michael! I will be using this service again!

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matthew was awesome, explained everything well, and stayed a bit extra to make sure the issue was resolved!

David

14 years of experience
588 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He was great, quick and friendly. I will try and book him for all my jobs.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
my experience w Chet was pleasant and shows knowledge in his field


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Middletown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2012 Chevrolet Orlando $291 $194.91 $95.98 10% $323.91
2004 Lexus IS300 $310 $230.16 $79.99 8% $337.66
2013 BMW 750i xDrive $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $250 $154.09 $95.98 11% $283.09

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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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