Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Norwood.

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$155.87 - $1,116.68

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Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
525 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Great experience
Outstanding work!

Artem

11 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
11 years of experience
Artem was awesome. On time and friendly. Explained what was going on and what needed to be fixed. Thanks man!

Jason

22 years of experience
190 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Jason was great he was friendly on time knew what he was doing an i love that he didn't treat me like a dumb woman he got starter on rather fast an no mess left behind best mechanic I've dealt with in years

Mark

24 years of experience
55 reviews
Mark
24 years of experience
Mark was easygoing, professional, and exceedingly polite. He told us exactly what our car needed and then took care of it. Car runs perfectly now.

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
It's great to have the mechanic come to my car since the car didn't start. Otherwise it would have needed to be towed.

Carlos

15 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Excellent service

Vadym

5 years of experience
38 reviews
Vadym
5 years of experience
On time, got the job done, professional and courteous.

Victor

10 years of experience
211 reviews
Victor
10 years of experience
Excellent

Scott

35 years of experience
640 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Scott did a solid job!

Shay

27 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
27 years of experience
Fixed the problem quickly and was easy to communicate with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Norwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Caprice $447 $351.23 $95.98 6% $480.23
2006 GMC Envoy XL $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2011 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2016 BMW 435i Gran Coupe $777 $537.16 $239.97 9% $859.66
2009 Cadillac STS $581 $364.82 $215.97 11% $655.07
2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $884 $675.76 $207.97 7% $955.26

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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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