Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Riverhead.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

16 years of experience
274 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
will always use him whenever possible
Arrived on time and did a good professional job.

Wilson

11 years of experience
289 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Very pleasant and great to deal with.

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Cheerful & very competent. Work done within time estimated.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is very skilled. He found the problem quickly. To my surprise, he's already got the parts on the way here. So the initial inspection appointment also had the problem fixed. In addition, he helped me with other problems. He is also a very nice guy and easy to communicate. He gave me advice on any further potential problem that might happen on the car model based on his years of experience.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I will use Mr. Brandon did a great job I will recommend this mechanic again.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Very nice and descriptive!

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Friendly guy, easy to work with. Did the job well and quickly

Jeff

11 years of experience
46 reviews
Jeff
11 years of experience
Excellent mechanic. Very friendly, patient and timely.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Mr. Harish is a great mechanic and I would highly recommend him. I trust him with my Lincoln LS. He showed up on time and completed the job within the scheduled timeframe. Mr Harish is friendly, reliable and great at what he does. My car is running great after having my starter replaced recently. I am really thankful that I was able to meet a mechanic whom I can trust to really get the job done!

Genaro

11 years of experience
271 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Was very professional, took care of my vehicle. He was very informative on what all was needed after the service. Great job!!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Riverhead?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Aveo5 $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2008 Buick Allure $533 $405.21 $127.98 7% $577.21
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen $412 $323.73 $87.98 6% $441.98
2004 BMW X3 $719 $535.20 $183.97 8% $782.45
2005 BMW 530i $743 $535.20 $207.97 8% $814.70
2006 BMW M5 $1276 $580.27 $695.91 15% $1515.52

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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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