Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Sandston.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Excellent Rating


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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Jacob

10 years of experience
276 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob was quick and skilled. He was also open about all that was wrong and what repair was planned for the car. He did what he said he would do and all is working as it should. I will use him again given that the need arises.
Awesome guy! Very professional. Repair was completed in record time. He deserves a raise and an all expense paid vacation.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torriento was early for the appt . Got to work and was completed on time . He explained exactly what was needed and did the work . Did a walk around the car and pointed out some options I have for my next call for services . I would use him again

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
Great

Gregory

29 years of experience
236 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! Took the time not just one day but two in a row to make sure we got the problem solved with my husbands car. It had been sitting for a good while and were worried we might not get the problem figured out in time for my husband to have to go to work again but Greg made it happen! He was very friendly, professional and took the time to explain to us what he believed to be the issue with the car. I wasn't sure about this company after they cancelled on me twice, but I'd call them again in a heart beat knowing guys like Greg work for them. Thank you again so so much Greg!!!!

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Replaced the starter in record time. No muss, no fuss. Thanks Mike. I appreciate a job well done.

Darwin

16 years of experience
15 reviews
Darwin
16 years of experience
Very dedicated, did great with my car

Miguel

33 years of experience
240 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Got right on it and i have my car again! I will definitely be recommending this service! Less expensive than chains and dealers. Biggest plus they come to you! Awesome

Benji

20 years of experience
71 reviews
Benji
20 years of experience
Very friendly and explained the problem and fix.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
I cannot not stop talking about it to my friends about how very pleased with the service I received, George replaced my starter and sparkplugs on my Toyota Matrix that would not start, also Identified another problem that was going on, a belt put another order in and took care of it. George was on time and took care of the job and had it up and running in a timely matter. Then explained all he done, and answered any questions that I had, made recommendations on how to maintain. He is professional, friendly, and patient. Cost was reasonable. Hats off to George, and his lovely wife,

Eric

12 years of experience
42 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Eric was very professional and was on time for the appointment l will definitely ask for him again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sandston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ram 1500 $246 $150.38 $95.98 11% $279.38
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $851 $723.46 $127.98 4% $895.46
2009 Chrysler Aspen $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $563 $330.98 $231.97 12% $642.73
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $569 $392.59 $175.97 9% $629.09

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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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