Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Palm Harbor.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional and friendly. Definitely will recommend to my friends. Car runs great !
Very professional and knowledgeable

Paul

16 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Great service! Noe was friendly and professional.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Polite, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very professional, polite and quite amazing. I'm amazed how he dismantled my old starter and installed the new one, blew my mind.

Cody

6 years of experience
97 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Did a great job.

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very good communication. Very good work. Car is running great. Thank you. Note: replaced starter on 2009 Honda Accord 4 cy.

Nathan

15 years of experience
184 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Fast & friendly service, got the job done well & even addressed another issue. Highly recommended!

Richard

14 years of experience
77 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
Richard arrived early and replaced my starter. My car runs perfect now


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Palm Harbor?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Charger $246 $134.38 $111.98 13% $284.88
2008 Chrysler 300 $304 $192.18 $111.98 11% $342.68
2013 Toyota Prius V $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2014 Infiniti Q50 $503 $407.19 $95.98 6% $536.19
2007 BMW X5 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2006 BMW M3 $817 $464.89 $351.95 12% $937.89

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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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