Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Passaic.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was quick and professional - he made his job in less than an hour and got me back on wheels
I highly rec

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Arrived on time he was quick to replace a starter on my truck it would've taken my husband hours to replace . Alfred took half hour he is a very smart person . I would use him for future repairs.

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Really personable and very knowledgeable. Got the job done in a much shorter window than expected and made the process super painless.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great

Kyle

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Kyle
23 years of experience
Very satisfied with the service.

Andrew

15 years of experience
70 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Excellent communication. Andrew kept me informed of his arrival time. Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Gave me detailed information on everything he was doing and a clear explanation of the problem. Very efficient and made me feel very comfortable know my vehicles was in excellent hands. Great experience and done in a timely manner and at the price I was quoted. Very satisfied customer,stimer here.

Brian

21 years of experience
217 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian was great very professional and courteous

Jonathan

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan went above and beyond to complete services requested. He was extremely professional.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
I am extremely pleased with Jose's skill, work ethic, friendliness, and willingness to accommodate the many questions with which I peppered him. "Your Mechanic" effects repairs at the customer's residence, not at the shop. Jose quickly diagnosed the failed starter, exonerated the alternator and voltage regulator, and expertly replaced the starter. This is a wonderful service, and an unbelievable bargain. This was my first experience. I will definitely be using their service again for my 2002 Camry.

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
Thank you for everything!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Passaic?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda Tribute $432 $296.40 $135.98 9% $479.15
2011 Chrysler 200 $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2011 Suzuki Equator $381 $292.93 $87.98 7% $411.18
2012 Lexus GX460 $694 $334.53 $359.95 15% $818.28
2013 BMW Z4 $520 $383.68 $135.98 8% $566.43
2014 Porsche Boxster $1043 $850.56 $191.97 5% $1108.56

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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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