Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rolling Meadows.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Lucas

19 years of experience
844 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Fast and efficient
Lucas has done a couple of jobs for me. He was able to verify that the starter I had bought would fit my car, then he went to work and was done before the allotted time frame was up. He was a little late, but hey, LA traffic is terrible.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
He was awesome! Did the job fast!

Frank

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
On time and friendly, great work, finished with in the time frame, got me up and running. Would highly recommend Frank to others.

Manuel

30 years of experience
273 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
All good; got there a bit early, couldn't have gone better.

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
47 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Excellent

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was professional and knows what he is doing. Friendly and easy to talk with.

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim was excellent. Your Mechanic was so/so. I had issues with the wrong price showing up in my account. Thankfully I noticed, and they fixed the problem before the appointment. Then they had the wrong part for Tim to install so he had to leave for about an hour to go get the correct part. He did everything in his power to get the job done quickly, correctly, and professionally. The rating is based on his work.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very professional, I had a great experience

Brian

16 years of experience
106 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Painless. Seamless, Just like i hoped.

Cody

6 years of experience
99 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Cody is a great mechanic. He was on time, professional and friendly. He also gave me a good overview of my vehicle and what need to be done. I would definitely recommend Cody.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rolling Meadows?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan $551 $295.23 $255.96 13% $639.23
2014 GMC Savana 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $459 $330.98 $127.98 8% $502.98
2008 BMW 328i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2004 Audi S4 $852 $667.70 $183.97 6% $914.95

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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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