Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Palmetto.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Ceasars is a hard worker and cares about what he is doing for you. He had to work in a difficult area and made it work.
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Did a great job, very friendly, very professional, and would recommend him to all my friends and family. I would like to thank him for such a great job.

Kingsley

12 years of experience
27 reviews
Kingsley
12 years of experience
Great job! I needed my car fixed today & he was able to fix it.

John

34 years of experience
313 reviews
John
34 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and thorough with his work. I appreciated the tips and tricks he offered to keep my car in great shape. 10/10!

Matthew

31 years of experience
600 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Wow! I was not ready for Matthew. My expectations were low. Instead a well groomed man arrived at my house on time. He knew about my vehicle which is a Honda Element. He was prepared and had the correct tools which were clean and in good condition. He worked fast and yet took the time to keep me assured that he was knowledgeable about my vehicle. The part he brought looked good and was new not rebuilt. His tools were professional quality especially his lightweight jack that he took from the trunk of his car. He spent 15 minutes running through tests to verify that the part he was to replace was no longer working. He was there to fix the car not change out the part. With the car working he did not push for a tip. I have rescheduled him to come back and do additional work through his company. He did not try to go around his company for the additional work. What a professional. He wants this new company to succeed and I do also.

Wayne

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Wayne
21 years of experience
Wayne was on time and was very efficient at getting the starter out. It was in a very tight spot. He got it out and in in no time.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Very Good!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
120 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Honest, on time and good work

Andrew

13 years of experience
147 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was great!

Brian

16 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Excellent work, very punctual, respectful, & knowledgeable...Would definitely refer him 2 everybody......


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Palmetto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Chrysler 300 $712 $631.58 $79.99 3% $739.08
2009 Chevrolet Uplander $284 $203.77 $79.99 8% $311.27
2014 Lexus ES300h $575 $279.35 $295.96 15% $677.10
2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 $569 $409.25 $159.98 8% $624.25
2011 Jaguar XK $844 $700.29 $143.98 5% $893.79

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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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