Car Starter Repair at your home or office in New Port Richey.

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1777 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Great
Chris was knowledgeable and hardworking. He showed up on time and was courteous. I will definitely use Chris again.

Colin

26 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
26 years of experience
I really appreciate Colin's tenacity. He worked on this car for 3 days; and finally diagnosed the problem as the starter. I think the job would have been completed sooner if he had the diagnostics sooner. Language could be cleaner???? __________ this and ______________that. Also, I believe he is to return Saturday at 1 p.m. When he does, ask him to bring a headlight(high beam)-which is also the parking light. We talked about his bringing a can of freon to load in the a/c.

Christopher

26 years of experience
282 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
Christopher has good communication and is skilled and thorough. He performed the work on my car with great skill and professionalism.

Michael

21 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Michael came ahead of scheduled time and finished quickly. He installed the starter and cleaned up everything when he was finished. Would definitely recommend him to friends.

Zachar

41 years of experience
41 reviews
Zachar
41 years of experience
Arrived right on time, worked efficiently and - most importantly - fixed the problem!

Jordan

2020 years of experience
23 reviews
Jordan
2020 years of experience
Great work on a very difficult old car situation

Crystal

11 years of experience
2 reviews
Crystal
11 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable, would recommended.

Frank

29 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
29 years of experience
Top service. Highly recommend Frank

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Whole process went smoothly. Robert was on time. Repaired the car on time with no issues.

Archie

23 years of experience
23 reviews
Archie
23 years of experience
Archie did a great job. I will definitely try to request him again in the futre.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in New Port Richey?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2016 Ford F-150 $286 $205.96 $79.99 8% $313.46
2005 Volvo S40 $377 $280.78 $95.98 8% $409.78
2016 BMW 535d xDrive $677 $469.17 $207.97 9% $748.67
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 $493 $284.81 $207.97 12% $564.31
2013 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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