Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Montclair.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great experience, would and will use him again if possible. 10/10
Today Shaun worked on my 2004 honda pilot. I needed to replace the starter. Shaun is very professional and did a great job, i would highly recommend him.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Got it right the first time! Solve the problem with the simplest solution.
Needed starter replaced on old truck. Arrived on time and did the repair work quickly.

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Great experience will book with him again

Attila

17 years of experience
427 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Excellent work. Put in the extra effort get job done. Great to have this fixed safely home. Will be glad to book again.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Good

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
You guys are a little high but good real good thanks.

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience

Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Extremely professional and prompt! Pardeep helped me replace my starter.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Had a great expirence. Jose was very nice and full of knowledge. Super impressed with him. Alex was very friendly and understanding to my situation and explained the process clearly. Only down fall was the technology issues i had on my andriod (website navigation). However, it did not have a great nagative impact on my expirence. Thank you for your hard work!

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Came early. Got everything done really quick and perfectly done.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Montclair?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Optra $310 $230.37 $79.99 8% $337.87
2012 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2011 Saab 9-5 $416 $319.98 $95.98 7% $448.98
2008 Acura TSX $508 $339.98 $167.97 10% $565.73
2015 Cadillac XTS $608 $463.79 $143.98 7% $657.29
2013 Audi S6 $692 $507.78 $183.97 8% $755.03

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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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