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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Sayeed

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
I'm not happy with the company he works for but they should give him a raise! He is what's going to keep them in business. On question number 3; I can't pick just one. and it's ridiculous that question number three is required to answer when I can't give just one answer. and the same goes for question number 6. Why you need to know how many cars I have? That's none of your business. I'll just tell you of the one I do have, that's it.
Great service, real professional!! Very fast and extremely helpful also a real down to earth guy!

Michael

9 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Arrived on time, professional, very efficient, friendly and courteous.

Braxton

9 years of experience
189 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Excellent, right on time, precise and straight forward with the condition about my car

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Perfect Job .

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
excellent service would recommend and use again

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and efficient. He arrived early and was done in no time. Highly recommend.

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Showed up on time. Pleasant and efficient. Would use again.

Chris

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
I found Chris to be very friendly and professional. would highly recommend Chris. thanks Chris for a good experience.

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was nothing but professional. A true professional that displays clear expertise in his trade. He was courteous and ensured my repair needs (starter replacement) was met and took it a bit further to maintain communication should anything arise. I highly recommend Lucas and will continue seeking him for my mechanic needs. Thanks Lucas!

Christopher

9 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Although he showed up about an hour late, Christopher was very professional and knowledgeable. My repairs were done in an efficient, timely manner and worked perfectly afterwards. Would have given 5 stars if he was more punctual.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oak Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty $303 $223.18 $79.99 8% $330.68
2013 Ford Fusion $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2007 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 $622 $541.64 $79.99 4% $649.14
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $657 $537.16 $119.98 5% $698.41
2012 Porsche 911 $1458 $1298.03 $159.98 3% $1513.03

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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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