Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Powhatan.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

Rating Summary
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Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very knowledgeable. He was able to explain what each part did and why it was or wasn't working.
Jose came in promplty at the scheduled time, he was quick to replace the starter and as well as provide tips for to prevent future problems. He also quickly diagnosed another problem and was able to provide details on next steps. I will surely use Jose again in the future.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
David is a wonderful technician. He was very thorough, friendly and knowledgeable. We recently moved into the area and were worried about finding a new service technician that would give us good and honest service. David far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be booking David for all of our future car needs.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Jacob completed the job early and installed the starter on my car fast and in the rain. Thank you Jacob for getting me back on the road again.

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck was punctual, professional, and friendly. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
My First time using service, (Scheduled for Sunday) Showed up on time, explained scope of work, during install started raining and still worked thru it! Very professional would definitely recommend! Thanks for keeping the work horse on the road!

Rodric

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Got my car started back up I’m extremely thankful. Service was provided during allotted time. Cleaned by battery and created a report of services I need to complete next.

Christian

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
33 years of experience
The mechanic did a good job on my starter for my 2006 trailblazer. It runs great! Thank you!

Jason

22 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Excellent, mechanic. Friendly, courteous, knew what he was doing. Would recommend to anyone needing there car fixed.

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Powhatan?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $282 $170.48 $111.98 12% $320.98
2011 Hyundai Sonata $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2009 Honda Pilot $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2005 Audi TT $377 $281.40 $95.98 8% $410.40
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2009 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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