Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Puyallup.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Very professional, and we'll versed in the job at hand. Will definitely recommend.
Professional and timely

Cameron

12 years of experience
88 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
He really did his due diligence. I was pretty sure that the problem was my starter but he made sure to check everything that it might be. Definitely found my go to mechanic.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was great! Very professional and timely.

Luke

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
14 years of experience
Very professional. Definitely will recommend to friends

Peter

23 years of experience
9 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
This is the best service. How did I not know about it sooner? It was so easy to book and I got reminders sent to me. The day of, I got text messages that Peter was on his way to my house. Peter was on time and professional. He diagnosed the problem very quickly and got to work. I will definitely be using him in the future.

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Love this service and Joseph was friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Showed up on time, efficiently diagnosed my problem and was able to get the needed part and have it installed in a short time (same morning). Back on the road quickly and painlessly. Great attitude and skills.

Edmar

20 years of experience
138 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and very nice.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
A pleasant experience of getting my car fixed by an experience certified mechanic at my door step. Hi five to Rodney and 'your mechanic'

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery did the job quickly out in a parking lot while the weather was yucky. He showed me what was happening to my car and let me know what to look for in the future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Puyallup?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo V40 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $544 $367.96 $175.97 10% $604.46
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2009 BMW 335i xDrive $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2010 Lexus IS250 $550 $254.43 $295.96 15% $652.18
2012 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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