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Number of Reviews

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Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Vytas did a great job replacing the starter on my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited! He arrived on time, was friendly, courteous, professional and did the work expertly!
Great experience. On time, right to work and completed job under estimated time. Would recommend Vytas and will use your mechanic for any additional work in the future.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker
Did a great job, very friendly, very professional, and would recommend him to all my friends and family. I would like to thank him for such a great job.

Brett

23 years of experience
160 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Brett got there to replace a starter and did an awesome job. I will definitely refer him to others. Thanks so much

Dominic

26 years of experience
121 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
was at my house within an hour after I called to book service..dominic replaced the starter in my 97 grand marquis..did a great job at an unbelievable price..very nice person..will definitely vet my mechanic to send him to my house in the future

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Great guy, calm and professional. Got to my place on time and finished his job before the estimated 2hs service. Walked me through the inspection made. Great Job John!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard was great! He fixed my car within an hour.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Great service.

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Anthony changed my starter today. He did a fantastic job! Overall great service, would recommend to family and friends.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Great experience with Doug. I saw him a total of three times because we had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with the car. It turned out that I actually had a starter and battery issue, but we couldn't tell the battery was wonkers, because it was manufactured in a way that the voltage wouldn't appear properly. In the end, Doug came to my car for free of charge the last time to confirm that it was indeed a battery problem and referred me to an Autozone or PepBoys to get a battery and save a little money.

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Couldn't have been better. I wasn't even there where my starter had died, he did a perfect job and left the keys where I would find them.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Montgomery?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2006 Isuzu i-350 $696 $344.06 $351.95 14% $817.06
2006 Hyundai Sonata $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2013 Audi A3 $321 $224.62 $95.98 9% $353.62
2009 Audi A6 $365 $244.60 $119.98 10% $405.85
2014 Porsche Panamera $936 $591.69 $343.95 11% $1053.94

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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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