Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Old Hickory.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jason

21 years of experience
187 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Was early, efficient, nice. One of the best mechanics I ever met.

David

23 years of experience
173 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David was professional and did a great job. I used this service because my car needed a starter and it would not start. I was able to get my work done in the house while the car was being fixed. He also fixed it on a Sunday and Labor Day weekend.

Joseph

25 years of experience
490 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Good Job...

Christopher

7 years of experience
38 reviews
Christopher
7 years of experience
Chris Is The Best!!!! When he arrived and inspected my vehicle, he knew exactly the issue and quickly scheduled an appointment so i could be back on the road. Chris arrived on time and worked through the night to get the job done! He even called the next day to come back and make sure he work was satisfactory!!! Chris went above and beyond and I truly appreciate it... I finally found someone I can trust. Thanks again Chris.

Sean

15 years of experience
13 reviews
Sean
15 years of experience
Sean is great! He replaced the starter in my car and was very fast and thorough. He really got me out of a pinch and I’m incredibly grateful.

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
Jeremiah was very helpful. He took his time and evaluated my car to make sure that we had the proper diagnoses for the problem withy car. He got the job done & my car is running great. If highly reccomend him to anyone. Thank you.

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Good job!

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris is a professional I’m happy about the job he did on my car and I will recommend him to my friends

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
326 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Late the first day, early the second. Hard to plan when.times are inconsistent.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
I'm at a new job, had precious little time to interact, cannot be on the phone. Steven was 100% helpful & independent of me. He was my mechanic last time & I'll be booking him everyone I need something


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Old Hickory?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2011 Ford Fusion $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2011 Chevrolet Traverse $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2014 Acura RLX $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $574 $429.68 $143.98 7% $623.18

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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