Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Oak Forest.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris knows what he's doing. I appreciate his honesty and knowledge.
Unstoppable. He may have broken his nose during the repair but he kept going. People like that are impossible to find. He needs a promotion or a bigger slice of the pie.

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ Showed up about an hour earlier than expected! Which was awesome as it a loud me to get back to work earlier! I had started the process of replacing my starter in my BMW 528. Got stuck and made an appointment through your mechanic! it was awesome we finished the job together in about 1.5hrs!!! Highly recommend EJ!

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
very knowledgeable. good service. good price.

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was prompt, very courteous, and fixed my car quickly. His communication with me was excellent. I'm extremely happy with the service he provided.

Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
On time, on budget. Very punctual and professional

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
72 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Jeremiah showed up a few minutes early. We reviewed the issue (Starter). He slid under the car for a check, and then used his floor jack to lift the car high enough to operate on it. Within 30 minutes, it was done. No fuss, no muss and a very Professional Man. They said the price would be $270 and it was. Easiest car repair in a while, although I have been a loyal customer of my current mechanic for 12 years or more.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
I have had him wok on the car twice, now. He comes prepared and gets the work done in good time. Highly recommended.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Identified faulty starter within minutes upon first visit. Starter replacement was acquired and replaced within 24 hours. Efficient, communicative and friendly!

Ruben

33 years of experience
71 reviews
Ruben
33 years of experience
Excellent service. Extremely fast and friendly. Arrived on time and had all of the equipment to do the job. I plan on using Reuben for future jobs and will request him going forward. This service was cheaper than our local garage. Between buying the part and the service, I saved $150.00 from what our local shop was charging. Thank you Reuben for the service. Sincerely, Chris.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oak Forest?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Hyundai XG350 $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara $538 $354.51 $183.97 10% $601.76
2007 Volkswagen Beetle $333 $229.38 $103.98 9% $369.13
2009 Cadillac STS $582 $365.76 $215.97 11% $656.01
2015 Lexus GX460 $672 $312.23 $359.95 15% $795.98
2011 BMW M3 $721 $320.88 $399.95 16% $858.38

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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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