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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Very professional,on time , job complete with no issues
Maxwell showed up on time - confirmed that starter was the problem. Replaced the starter, and provided a complete overview inspection. Great work.

Rigoberto

10 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
He was really cool and extremely helpful. I don't know much about cars but he explained everything that needed to be done to my car in a way that I can understand. He even got me quotes on other work that I need to have done.
Replaced my starter, explained everything he was doing, answered all of my questions, and was able to identify potential reasons for the starter's failure as well as how to fix it. The man is the definition of a professional and a diagnostic wiz. Would recommend him to anyone for anything.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Nice guy. Fixed my starter no problem. Quick. 10/10
Nice guy, fast and friendly service.

Amor

42 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
42 years of experience
Mechanic was late - I understand that part. Part installed was not marked in my estimate as REFURBISHED. I expected a New part. Second problem was that mechanic did not want leave old part because of CORE CHARGES. Core charges were not spelled out on my work estimate. I was planning to replace timing belt in my other car - I do not want get refurbished timing belt and refurbished water pump. I am disappointed with this Company. Regards, Jan Rollinger

Rodric

13 years of experience
377 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Rodric was punctual and did a great job fixing my starter in my Honda civic. However, the only thing I'm not satisfied about is that he accidentally broke my key fob. My keys were brand new because I replaced my old keys after my husband broke the original keys on New Year's Eve.. When I emailed customer support, they patronized me and accused me of having an already broken keys and denied the fact that Rodric could've broken the key.I am appalled that they are shifting the blame on me and not take responsibility. Typical corporate greed.

Terry

17 years of experience
51 reviews
Terry
17 years of experience
Terry is very professional and knows what he is doing. He put a starter on for me did excellent job. I recommend him to everyone.

Kenneth

19 years of experience
582 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Kenneth was on time for appointment and was able to diagnose my car and fix it right away. Would recommend him for any fix on a car!

Steven

13 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
13 years of experience
Steven had a follow-up appointment to replace the starter issue in my car. Car has been working great since. Steven got it done within the estimated time (about an hour) and for the estimated cost. No complaints!

Tabitha

16 years of experience
215 reviews
Tabitha
16 years of experience
Tabitha is everything you want in a mechanic. She was on time and professional. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. She replaced a defective starter that she previously installed last week. She saw my note on the non-start engine and took the initiative to get another starter on her way to the appointment. Her hunch was correct that the previous starter was defective and installed the new one in under an hour! Great job!

Bryant

11 years of experience
408 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
Great experience.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Petersburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Suzuki Equator $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2014 Honda Odyssey $406 $326.23 $79.99 6% $433.73
2006 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $227 $147.18 $79.99 10% $254.68
2015 BMW X1 $616 $415.58 $199.97 10% $684.33
2009 Audi A4 Quattro $826 $361.56 $463.94 16% $985.06
2010 Jaguar XFR $788 $644.06 $143.98 5% $837.56

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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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