Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Saddle River.

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Number of Reviews

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Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben brings professionalism to another level. He is thorough in his inspections, savvy and experienced! Ben also fashions a superb work ethic! The guy is just plain nice too! He even washed my car.
Loved him wonderful and great at his job goes above and beyond

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto was thoroughly professional, friendly and frank from start to finish; we initially talked about my own tentative diagnosis of the problem with my Nissan Sentra, but he immediately was able to see that the starter was burning out. When he came back to replace it, he saved me $70 by pointing out that we didn't need to replace the tensioner as well as it was still working fine. Highly recommended.
Great guy. Super fast and efficient. Will answer any questions you have highly recommended

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel came and looked over my car, fixed it really fast. Great job.

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very good communication. Very good work. Car is running great. Thank you. Note: replaced starter on 2009 Honda Accord 4 cy.

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Sam is a great mechanic and a really personable guy. Thanks Sam

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Courteous and fast mechanic!

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
It was good...

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
He’s always on time, efficient service and is very knowledgeable. He put in my battery even though that wasn’t apart of the quote. Great mechanic overall.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Fran did what we asked very well and was honest enough to tell me another problem with my truck

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry's always on-time and he does a great job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Saddle River?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2007 Ford Ranger $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2008 Volvo C70 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2015 BMW 435i xDrive Gran Coupe $723 $563.26 $159.98 7% $778.26
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $349 $253.20 $95.98 8% $382.20
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10

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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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