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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
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Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
I was more than happy with the experience. Was more like having a good friend show up to help you, rather than a total stranger. Very friendly, courteous, and a very skilled mechanic. Am recommending him to all of my friends.

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
He is the best mechanic I have ever had working on my car he goes above the Call of Duty to get the job done he came to replace a starter that's starter was a bad he went to two other stores looking for a starter they were bad then he eventually ended up getting a brand new starter with no additional charge to me he came put it on on top of that I had a flat and he fixed a flat he is the best I have ever had thank you so much mr. Ben and look forward to doing work with you again.

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Good work and fast. Friendly and knowledgeable. Will request him again when needed.

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa was ontime for the scheduled time and was very professional through the whole experience. Originally I had ordered a replacement starter, and Khoa went out of his way to diagnose every possible means so that I didn't have to pay for a complete replacement. Unfortunately the starter was the issue, but I very much appreciate the extra 20 min Khoa spent to save me money!

Jose

7 years of experience
3 reviews
Jose
7 years of experience
I will definitely be using his services again.

Artem

10 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
10 years of experience
Artem was awesome. On time and friendly. Explained what was going on and what needed to be fixed. Thanks man!

Jason

30 years of experience
132 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Would recommend to others of his professionalism

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was very professional and a pleasure to have work on my car. This has been the most convenient way I've ever had my car worked on and I am immediately pleased with Martin and "your mechanic". Anyone looking to have their car worked on should be very happy to have Martin as your mechanic. Will be a returning customer

Deane

9 years of experience
273 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Though I was unable to be present, I was informed he did a tremendous fob, as well as completing it in the time allocated for the job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Roanoke?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2010 Kia Forte Koup $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2012 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2013 BMW 740i $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2014 Mini Cooper Paceman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2014 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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.

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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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