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$154.22 - $1,128.02

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Number of Reviews

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Abdul

10 years of experience
419 reviews
Abdul
10 years of experience
Excellent service performance!!! Abdul is among the very best of all the mechanics I've experienced in nearly 50 years of driving.
Got there & got done before the scheduled time. A++

Jonathan

34 years of experience
395 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Very friendly and skillful.
Excellent service, excellent man

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
very fast and super work.

Martin

41 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
41 years of experience
I felt I won the mechanic lottery. Martin did an excellent job. Very professional and showed up when promised. Love the on line estimate. Very reasonable price. Inspected my car for other possible problems. If you need a good trustworthy mechanic Martin is your man. Donna

Donald

8 years of experience
56 reviews
Donald
8 years of experience
Super fast and a good guy.

Alfred

12 years of experience
393 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Alfred arrived early and got right to work. The job was done with no inconvenience to me, much better than having to deal with a shop.

Richard

15 years of experience
77 reviews
Richard
15 years of experience
Richard arrived early and replaced my starter. My car runs perfect now

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
diligent and methodic

David

17 years of experience
44 reviews
David
17 years of experience
Excellent

Kevin

32 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
32 years of experience
Ill admit was super skeptical about this website and services. Now that im used it and met kevin totally never going to a shop again, love kevins expertise and honest opinions. Need alot of work done , will be servicing soon ! Deffinetly going to tell my boyfriend to stop taking my car to quick and cheap mechanics.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Short Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Buick Allure $495 $367.41 $127.98 8% $539.41
2011 Subaru Legacy $294 $213.74 $79.99 8% $321.24
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic $331 $235.48 $95.98 9% $364.48
2012 BMW 650i $722 $465.78 $255.96 10% $809.78
2009 Acura TL $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2010 Porsche Cayman $1601 $1337.52 $263.96 5% $1692.27

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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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