Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Niles.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Don

16 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
16 years of experience
I thought he did an excellent job. He was there on time and went through what he did when he was done. I was surprised I was able to book him so quickly and he said he had some cancellations. That worked out as a big gain for me

Christopher

15 years of experience
30 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Excellent customer service and extremely knowledgeable about vehicles! Taught me a lot of things about my Kia Sorento! He’s very trustworthy and will be my personal mechanic from now on!

Juan

8 years of experience
167 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Great

Phillip

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

Brian

16 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Fast , professional, knowledgeable

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
I am really impressed with his professionalism. he made sure we will well informed and up to date on his appointment time and progress of the work. I highly recommend

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
Art was awesome! Very friendly and professional. Got the job done quickly as well. He arrived late, but it was due to a previous appointment running over. However, he apologized profusely. I didn't have an issue with it because it was one of my days off and I had no plans.

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Very professional and did an excellent job. Called ahead of time and performed the work exactly as requested. Would use him again.

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
On time, very pleasant & ready to start work. I was amazed at how quickly my car was ready to go.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
I thought he was very good. He was on time and didn't take too long to fix my car. I would recommend him to anyone who would need their car fixed


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Niles?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford Focus $235 $155.26 $79.99 10% $262.76
2008 Saturn Outlook $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2013 BMW 528i xDrive $568 $407.58 $159.98 8% $622.58
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 $508 $299.66 $207.97 12% $579.16
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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