Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Polk City.

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Pardeep

Pardeep

19 years of experience
529 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Couldn't have gone better! Replaced initial mechanic but had to come much later. Was able to come 3 hours earlier than the appointment.
Great experience, did the job and was knowledgeable and friendly throughout the process
Steven

Steven

11 years of experience
424 reviews
Steven
11 years of experience
This is the second time I have used Stevens services and as always he is a great mechanic. Very professional and friendly. Gets the work done right the first time and in a timely manner. Highly reccomend his services.
Jeff

Jeff

10 years of experience
24 reviews
Jeff
10 years of experience
Excellent mechanic. Very friendly, patient and timely.
Fadi

Fadi

17 years of experience
48 reviews
Fadi
17 years of experience
Thank you Mr. Fadi!! I am telling everyone I know how great your service is!!!
Justin

Justin

14 years of experience
78 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Was fast and friendly highly recommend this guy thanks
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
Very professional
Dellano

Dellano

15 years of experience
257 reviews
Dellano
15 years of experience
Outstanding experience , quick ,fast and diligent ..I would definitely recommend this company to anyone I know
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Eugenio

Eugenio

23 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
23 years of experience
Eugenio was on time, professional, and courteous. Great experience and recommended!
Patrick

Patrick

8 years of experience
100 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
Was great and fixed my car, helped me get back on the road. Thanks.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Polk City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2013 Subaru WRX STI $442 $354.01 $87.98 6% $472.26
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2008 Mercedes-Benz E550 $508 $299.66 $207.97 12% $579.16
2010 Infiniti M45 $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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