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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I scheduled an appointment with Ben at 9am to replace the starter on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. Ben arrived around 9:15, greeted me, apologized for being a bit late as he stopped to pick up the part, took a look at my car and let me know that it would take about an hour. 40 minutes later he was done. He explained what he did, showed me that my car started, answered all my questions, bid me farewell and left. All before 10am. I found Ben to be very personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend his services.
Ruben was very professional and was patient answering all of my questions as I do not know much about auto repairs. He was running late because he was finishing up another repair job, and called me to let me know, which was much appreciated. He completed the repair in a timely fashion and made sure I was completely satisfied with everything before he left. This was a fairly significant repair and I had my doubts, but by utilizing Ruben's services I was able to save a few hundred dollars. Therefore, he comes very highly recommended and makes me feel that the large repair shops & dealerships are major ripoffs simply bc of their overhead expenses.

Hans

9 years of experience
18 reviews
Hans
9 years of experience
Hans did a great job. He was on time, very friendly and professional and explained everything very clearly. I highly recommend you book Hans for your car repairs.

Robert

21 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Great mechanic, very professional. Did a wonderful job on my car

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Absolutely amazing mechanic! Very knowledgeable and professional. A great guy as well, doesn't BS you like many mechanics do.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
First time user, experience was excellent. Ricardo arrived when expected and was super professional. Got right to work and solved the problem at hand. Will definitely be requesting him for future work and recommending 5 Star service

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is indeed a true professional, not just in his excellent automotive skills, but also in his demeanor. He is kind, respectful, and courteous. My appointment was for 7:00am and Brandon was considerate enough to text me to let me know he would be delayed because he was waiting for the part for my car. When he arrived he shook my hand and introduced himself. He installed the replacement starter moter in less than an hour, while answering any questions that I had. He was neat and efficient, doubled checked that everything was good before he left. I will definitely request Brandon to be my mechanic when I have to book another appointment. Thank you Brandon for a job well done.

John

19 years of experience
40 reviews
John
19 years of experience
Awesome. Experienced Toyota mechanic.

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco came to my home to check out my car since it would not start. I did not want to go through the hassle of having to tow it to a repair shop and wait around. I had a problem with my starter. With repairs like this you would think you'd have to go to a repair shop but I'm relieved I was able to have it fixed at my home from someone professional. He came and checked out my problem (which took less than an hour), provided an estimate along with how much time/labor would be involved and the next day came and made the repair. And I was able to save time without waiting around for other customers and cars ahead of mine like at a shop. I'd definitely use the service and call him again in the future :)

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! Showed up on time and finished the job quickly and efficiently! He was also super friendly and made me feel comfortable the entire time!

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Showed up on time and was professional. Would definitely use him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Royersford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Kia Sedona $308 $227.98 $79.99 8% $335.48
2005 Ford Escape $323 $226.65 $95.98 9% $355.65
2014 Jeep Compass $223 $135.15 $87.98 11% $253.40
2013 BMW 550i xDrive $972 $475.71 $495.93 14% $1142.21
2010 Audi Q5 $890 $682.25 $207.97 7% $961.75
2009 Porsche Cayenne $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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