Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Saint Paul.

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5/5

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Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis came on time and he is very knowledgeable mechanic and performed the task in timely manner. He provided great service and even found coupon for us which helped us save money.
I will use this service again. Travis got the job done correctly,and in a timely way! Plus the price was very reasonable for the work that was done!

Jim

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
Jim is a professional. I will recommend him to my friends and definitely request his services again.
Great and detailed! Friendly and professional

John

18 years of experience
425 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Great guy, calm and professional. Got to my place on time and finished his job before the estimated 2hs service. Walked me through the inspection made. Great Job John!

Jason

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Jason
23 years of experience
He know his job, he was not rushing the job or sell you more services.

Charles

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

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Thanks excellent job well done!

Stacy

22 years of experience
100 reviews
Stacy
22 years of experience
Stacy was on time and very professional. He not only got me running but he figured out what was wrong with my car that ended up costing me less money than the original quote.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I was very happy with Russell. Even though there were a few complications he followed through and got my car running! I will defiantly use him from now on.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff is very professional in his approach. When he had a bolt that was very difficult to remove, he did not give up. I felt very comfortable leaving the car in his hands. The starter was the problem and he replaced it and now the car starts up like a dream.

Jarius

19 years of experience
48 reviews
Jarius
19 years of experience
Mechanic arrived on time. He was knowledgeable and very professional while performing the job. I will definitely use again in the future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Passat $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2005 Subaru Legacy $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2006 Volvo C70 $377 $280.78 $95.98 8% $409.78
2009 BMW 128i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2013 Mercedes-Benz R350 $817 $577.26 $239.97 9% $899.76
2010 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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