Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pinehurst.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie was on time for the appointment-He was great...
Great job

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe replaced a defective starter. There were no problems with the installation. He did a great job. Thank you.
Was professional the whole time even came right back to fix an issue I had after already leaving

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet arrived early and was very friendly in our interactions! Would definitely book again with Chet if needed.

Adrian

10 years of experience
39 reviews
Adrian
10 years of experience
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Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin is an awesome mechanic, he arrived on time and was fun to talk with. It was an overall good experience. Would recommend.

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matt came to replace a starter. After inspecting all electrical components, he determined that not only was the starter bad, but also the battery. Because of this inspection, I was able to get a new battery since the old battery was under warranty. I was very happy about that. Matt completed the job quickly and then did a 50 point inspection where he answered all of my questions about the inspection. Overall, I was very pleased with Matt. A very professional and very nice guy. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a skilled mechanic.

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Excellent service! Very experienced and professional.

Lee

32 years of experience
66 reviews
Lee
32 years of experience
Awesome Job Lee!!! Got the starter replaced very quickly. Very Professional

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Very professional and very efficient

Nathan

15 years of experience
185 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
everything went great and loved the price difference with others auto shops they charged me $600-$800.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pinehurst?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford Transit-250 $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2014 Ferrari 458 Italia $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2012 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $449 $297.06 $151.98 10% $501.31
2015 Audi allroad $611 $427.16 $183.97 9% $674.41
2014 Infiniti QX80 $607 $431.23 $175.97 9% $667.73
2014 Audi S4 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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