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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Fred

15 years of experience
342 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
I could go on and on trying to describing all the pros of our experience. In short we are more than satisfied. Mr. Fred is now my mechanic! Not because my name is Freddie. 

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Good job

Kinder

19 years of experience
58 reviews
Kinder
19 years of experience
Good Job

Mazyar

6 years of experience
136 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Mazyar was on time and very professional. He explained everything he was doing, verified that I had the correct parts before starting. He even showed me before and after pictures. Thanks for the great work.

John

18 years of experience
431 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John is great mechanic! He arrived before time and listened to my non expertise of what I thought was wrong with my truck. He diagnosed the situation and was able to fix my problem. Thank You John!!!!

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great guy, and good communication

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and gave recommendations.

Joel

19 years of experience
754 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel worked quickly and confidently and did a great job at a reasonabke price. This was my first time using this service and I will definitely use it again and recommend it to others.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was professional and knows what he is doing. Friendly and easy to talk with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pendergrass?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Aspen $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2015 Volkswagen Eos $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2007 Toyota Yaris $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2005 Land Rover LR3 $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2004 Porsche 911 $1622 $1390.45 $231.97 4% $1702.20

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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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