Car Starter Repair at your home or office in North Kingstown.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard was very thorough and helpful with other suggestions about how to fix the problem with my car. He really show professionalism and care for my car thanks Richard
Richard is an excellent mechanic and communicator. He provided excellent customer service. He is a valuable asset to your company.

Keith

16 years of experience
279 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
One of the best service experiences ever! Very knowledgeable! Thanks Keith!
Keith was on time. Knowledgeable and overall very pleasant to deal with. Highly reccomend him.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very professional.
Patrick was punctual, efficient, and provided a good first time experience using a mobile mechanic. Would definitely use the service again.

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas came out right on time and did a very difficult job with enthusiasm. He was cheerful and helpful and fearless and skilled. I was completely impressed. Many thanks!

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great communications, he was there on time and only took 39 minutes for the repairs.. I will use this source again.

Rob

17 years of experience
23 reviews
Rob
17 years of experience
Great attitude and excellent communication

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Showed up on time and completed the work without an issues. Even diagnosed root cause of issue, but required work was not possible without taking the car to a shop.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
George is very good mechanic. Found out issue without taking time and resolved it correctly.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was a few minutes early. He was cordial and promptly introduced himself with handshake. He worked hard the entire time and I was delighted how well the car cranked with a new starter installed. Sitting at home while my car is being repaired and a substantial saving from a quote from a major auto repair company. It doesn't get any better than that!

Leslie

12 years of experience
73 reviews
Leslie
12 years of experience
Everything went very well. Leslie was early, professional and completed the job in a timely manner.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in North Kingstown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty $368 $287.53 $79.99 6% $395.03
2008 Saturn Aura $265 $161.43 $103.98 11% $301.18
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $622 $541.64 $79.99 4% $649.14
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $673 $592.88 $79.99 3% $700.38
2012 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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