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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Brikk was outstanding, worked with all sort of last minutes changes, my truck was actually towed away without my knowledge and when we both arrived to the place where he was supposed to do the job and found no truck he came along with me to the towing place and finished everything in less than 1 hour
Brikk was very professional and about his business. He called to inform me he was running late and then showed up at the time he said he would. He briefly explained things to me and immediately got to work! I will definitely use him/ this service moving forward. Very pleased with him and his work. Thanks Brikk

Caster

26 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
26 years of experience
great guy and very knowledgeable. Will request him again

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
Good guy seems very honest, replaced the starter and confirmed it was not something else. Good communications let me know his schedule and timeframe. Completed the job very quickly

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Thanks a million he's best mechanic I ever ran into.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was prompt and ready to work. He completed job in allotted time. I am very pleased with his professional work approach. Have already scheduled more services.

John

17 years of experience
136 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Would recommend John, he was on time, professional, and did a great job in replacing my vehicles starter.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was very professional, courteous, and showed up exactly on time. Couldn't have had a better experience!

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Great mechanic! My mechanic from now on!!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Let me know when he was running late from a previous appointment and made sure everything was taken care of and explained to me before he left. Super helpful and polite (not to mention so much cheaper than any dealership I would have gone to and sat at for hours). I would recommend Frank to all of my family and friends!

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
He was great! He knew what the problem was and fixed it as soon he got there, very friendly and helped out with any questions I had, even even if it wasn't about that specific problem.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in North Scituate?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Compass $223 $135.15 $87.98 11% $253.40
2010 Suzuki Equator $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2013 Cadillac ATS $542 $342.44 $199.97 11% $611.19
2009 Lexus GS450h $327 $247.21 $79.99 7% $354.71
2012 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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