Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mount Prospect.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
very professional and provided an excellent service
Charles is awesome. He diagnosed and fixed a starter issue with my truck quickly and professionally. He was on time and great to work with. You'll love working with him. Thanks Charles!

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Came early, and kept in contact with me the whole time. Did a great job, and did the job much faster than expected. Super friendly, and fun to talk to.
Lucas was everything and more, I cannot recommend him more highly. He quickly diagnosed the problem and swapped in a new starter.

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
Ejnar was great! He communicated easily and was on time. He had to change the starter on my Honda CRV. It was a long process which took hours. He explained if asked and showed me the new part. I highly recommend Ejnar and this company and less expensive than all other quotes. They deliver!!

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Chris showed up on time, was knowledgeable and was quick to finish the work satisfactorily.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Excellent service.

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dominic is knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Diagnosed my issue . Fixed my car and charged a reasonable price. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic they can trust.

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Arrived 5-10min early for our appointment which was great because I was early too. He was also easy to track his location on my mobile phone. David was very cool, quick, and knowledgeable. We diagnosed the problem and he went at it! He estimated about 45-50min but finished in 35-40min. He worked on my car while I was at work so it was all a convenient, great experience.

Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Josh came on time. Fixed my car very fast.

Nick

64 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
64 years of experience
Nick was GREAT. With a team like this, I hope to never step foot in a repair shop again! Making sure my kids have the app installed and know what to do when/if they have car problems. Thank you for this great service.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mount Prospect?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2004 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2015 Ford Flex $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 $333 $253.20 $79.99 7% $360.70
2010 Infiniti M45 $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2007 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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