Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Short Hills.

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$146.66 - $1,022.41

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Number of Reviews

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Matthew

Matthew

8 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
8 years of experience
You are very much a nice guy but what I will advise to help you improve your services will be to case sensitive. Meaning, you need to check all components to make sure which is complacent to the problem you are trying to resolve.
Matt came to replace a starter. After inspecting all electrical components, he determined that not only was the starter bad, but also the battery. Because of this inspection, I was able to get a new battery since the old battery was under warranty. I was very happy about that. Matt completed the job quickly and then did a 50 point inspection where he answered all of my questions about the inspection. Overall, I was very pleased with Matt. A very professional and very nice guy. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a skilled mechanic.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore was great. He showed up on time, was personable and completed the work and our car fired up right away. I would definitely recommend him and use this service again.
Had great experience. Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and nice to work with. Would definitely hire him again.
Horus

Horus

9 years of experience
34 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
.•:*¨¨*:•.Thank You!.•:*¨¨*:••:*¨¨*:•.Great Resource for Vehicle Maintenance.•:*¨¨*:•
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
Very professional
Justin

Justin

11 years of experience
6 reviews
Justin
11 years of experience
Showed up on time very knowledgeable will use Justin again... thanks for a job well done
James

James

27 years of experience
390 reviews
James
27 years of experience
James is a wonderful mechanic. He has worked on my daughter's car twice. He understands how important it is to have her drive a safe car. I would highly recommend James for any repair.
Trevor

Trevor

19 years of experience
74 reviews
Trevor
19 years of experience
very professional. Diagnosed my problem quickly that a so called expert at a local shop could not. Highly recommended
Eric

Eric

12 years of experience
87 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
I give ERic 5stars because he was great truly great, I will request him next time.
Kinder

Kinder

18 years of experience
40 reviews
Kinder
18 years of experience
Good Job
Shawn

Shawn

26 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
26 years of experience
Shawm was professional, on time, thorough and did a great job. I'm very pleased with my experience


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
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $298 $178.23 $119.98 12% $339.48
2011 Kia Sorento $297 $216.92 $79.99 8% $324.42
2006 Saturn Ion $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2014 Audi A7 Quattro $845 $660.94 $183.97 6% $908.19
2007 Infiniti QX56 $544 $367.96 $175.97 10% $604.46
2014 Audi SQ5 $795 $610.98 $183.97 7% $858.23

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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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