Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Middletown.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,746

Rating Summary
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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was down to earth, professional, answered all my questions and offered to go above and beyond what he needed to.

Michael

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

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Very satisfied

Kris

21 years of experience
14 reviews
Kris
21 years of experience
Kris was great!

Dellano

16 years of experience
353 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Awesome job. Very nice guy. Very professional

Chris

18 years of experience
375 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Truck needed a new starter, and now it starts up right quick! Scheduling was easy and Chris was done in less than an hour or so!

Matt

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Matt
15 years of experience
Job well done!

Phillip

17 years of experience
176 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
So nice!!!! Great communication. Timely & honest. Will for sure recommend & request again if further services are needed!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiris was on time and very nice.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
The mechanic Quentin was very, very thorough. First of all he listened to everything I could tell him about the problems I was having with my car. My issue was the starter, but he identified why the starter was bad. It was because of a leaky covered gasket. His demeanor is very trustworthy. I am definitely requesting him for my followup repairs for my car which was very thorough. I am up and running again and he is also fast...much thanks to Quentin.


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 Kia Optima $303 $223.41 $79.99 8% $330.91
2006 GMC Envoy XL $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2008 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2013 Cadillac XTS $450 $305.86 $143.98 9% $499.36
2011 BMW 740i $630 $422.40 $207.97 10% $701.90
2012 Jaguar XF $1034 $890.43 $143.98 4% $1083.93

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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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