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Number of Reviews

4,775

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Attila

17 years of experience
409 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
He is great and knows what he’s doing plus was very helpful when I needed to know questions about my car.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
245 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
He was great. Went above and beyond what was asked

Charles

23 years of experience
33 reviews
Charles
23 years of experience
Thank you Charles!

Braxton

9 years of experience
180 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Second time having Braxton come fix my car, both times 10/10. He's great. Thanks again!

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
When he came to complete the work he arrived on time (not easy considering I was a late appointment) and the work was finished in a timely manner Today I am back on the road thanks to Michael. Great mechanic and LOVE the convenience of Your Mechanic. Will use them again when needed and will request Michael work on my vehicle.

Damian

9 years of experience
389 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great work, pleasant and professional

Terrance

18 years of experience
63 reviews
Terrance
18 years of experience
Professional and knowledgeable. Terrance showed up on time and got the job done right. I will use him for any future mechanic needs. I highly recommend!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Amazing......he showed up on time. Very courteous and professional. I was given details about the service performed, even showed some things to be aware of. Car started perfect. Thank you team Jeffrey, will definitely refer and use again!

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben arrived on time as scheduled. He inspected the car and gave us the right diagnosis. He replaced the starter of our car very quickly and professionally. He also fixed the A/C so the car was ready the very same day he came here. He is a also knowledgeable and friendly guy. Besides, he brought everything he needed to check and fix the car.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
He was good


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Round Lake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Crosstour $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2007 Pontiac Wave $318 $237.57 $79.99 7% $345.07
2005 Suzuki XL-7 $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2011 Cadillac SRX $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2004 Mini Cooper $458 $274.43 $183.97 12% $521.68
2014 BMW M235i $768 $559.61 $207.97 8% $839.11

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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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