Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Primos.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

Rating Summary
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Patrick

32 years of experience
1067 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Went above and beyond to help me! Highly recommend him!

James

22 years of experience
16 reviews
James
22 years of experience
First time using the service and I won’t regret it!!! On time, honest and most important James explained with such a level of detail and passion that from now on, this is my number one Mechanic!!!

Aldo

11 years of experience
34 reviews
Aldo
11 years of experience
Aldo arrived a few minutes early. He did a great job of replacing a defective starter on my van promptly, without complaint, despite the shallow clearance between the vehicle and the driveway. Courteously explained other problems that I should consider fixing on my van as soon as possible. Highly recommend. Thank you, Aldo!

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Mr, Richard was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He explain the problem with confidence. And than, he went out to purchase the part and install it within an hour.

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Keith was very professional, he was very thorough from the beginning and is a great communicator. He kept me updated on every step of the way

Ben

40 years of experience
1142 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Best mechanic period and one heck of a gentleman! Showed up early, quickly diagnosed the problem and had the vehicle up and running in no time flat. When I need service on a vehicle in the future I am going to be calling and requesting Ben every single time and will be recommending to all of my friends and family.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
367 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Very professional, went out of the way to get the job done, very satisfied. Will use Johnathan again

Kingsley

13 years of experience
29 reviews
Kingsley
13 years of experience
Great job! I needed my car fixed today & he was able to fix it.

Mahdi

9 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
9 years of experience
Good job, starter did the job, she's back on the road again!

Schaeffer

12 years of experience
2 reviews
Schaeffer
12 years of experience
We had a great experience with Scheaffer he knew what he was talking about he got to us on time and was very professional he completed the job way faster than I thought he would be able to. I would recommend him to friends and family for sure in fact I may not use anyone else for my car needs because he was just easy to deal with and down to earth. He had no interest in charging us for things we did not need and we really appreciate that. So Thank You Schaeffer!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Primos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Chrysler Pacifica $269 $188.82 $79.99 9% $296.32
2005 Kia Optima $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Cadillac ATS $370 $257.98 $111.98 9% $408.48
2013 BMW 740Li $744 $535.62 $207.97 8% $815.12
2005 Porsche Boxster $1503 $1278.81 $223.97 4% $1579.81

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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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