Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Reading.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
very kind and good service.
Fast on time did great job.

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
On time...explained exactly what he was going to do..very personable....
Awesome experience. Josh is extremely knowledgable and reassuring.

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He was awesome. Fixed my car, was nice doing it and was super helpful
He was great, quick and friendly. I will try and book him for all my jobs.

Oliver

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Oliver
11 years of experience
He was very helpful and professional. I will definitely use him again.

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Superb

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Professional and fast service. Carlos changed my starter. Highly recommend him!

Dario

7 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
7 years of experience
Amazing, wouldn’t let another person touch my car if he’s available.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Excellent and quick service!

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
I have never had a starter replaced so quickly. Ricardo is a highly recommended, advanced mechanic. I literally went inside my house to take a little break, thought I'd give him a bottle of water and by the time I went back outside, he was already done with the replacement. I was amazed. He even gave me a lot of tips about the most common issues with my vehicle based on other drivers with the same vehicle. Thanks again Ricardo. You will be the only Your Mechanic that I will book, I guarantee that.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Excellent! Timely and friendly, did an excellent job. Would recommend and hire again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Reading?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Nissan Murano $348 $267.82 $79.99 7% $375.32
2009 Nissan Cube $266 $185.93 $79.99 9% $293.43
2012 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2013 Lincoln MKX $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 $1364 $1091.88 $271.96 6% $1457.38
2008 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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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