Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Somerdale.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Breck

18 years of experience
528 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Super friendly, very fast with changing out my starter, also gave me recommendations for my car’s maintenance. Definitely would call again for any other auto needs

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Painless

Michael

25 years of experience
225 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Michael was on time quick and efficient. Very pleasant individual had a great experience .

Andrew

13 years of experience
167 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was great. Showed up on time, was clearly knowledgeable, and did the job well. I definitely recommend him.

Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Extremely knowledgable. Replaced my starter in less than an hour. Even gave me some free tips about regular maintenance. Was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I don't know much about cars and get intimidated sometimes when I go to a shop. However I was very comfortable talking to Benjamin and appreciate/trust all information he provided. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Had a starter problem with my car. Chris brought the part and installed in a short amount of time. Service was awesome and I will definitely used his services again. Good to know there are honest hard working folks out there!

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was very professional and very good at the job he preformed. He help me understand i will need new break pad in the back soon. I could not have asked for a better Mechanic working on my car thank you Your Mechanic and Ben Smith.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He diagnosed my car correctly within no time.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven had a follow-up appointment to replace the starter issue in my car. Car has been working great since. Steven got it done within the estimated time (about an hour) and for the estimated cost. No complaints!

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Quentin did a great job got my car running like new!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Somerdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Galant $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2009 Pontiac Torrent $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2013 Audi Q5 $616 $432.06 $183.97 9% $679.31
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 $333 $253.20 $79.99 7% $360.70
2009 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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