Car Starter Repair at your home or office in South Bound Brook.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Comunication is comforting when work is being done on your vehicle. the day before,the day of my appointment I was kept informed. before Joseph arrived i received a text that he was on his way. the work was flawless,I was shown the replaced part. the work took less time than was estimated.thank you,GE Castro
Joseph took care of my car problems even when there were unforseen complications. I would highly recommend his service

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did a fast job and was very professional.I will call the next time i need my ride fixed.
Fast, friendly, affordable and competent.

Nathan

15 years of experience
183 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Thanks!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great service!! I will continue to use Matthew for all my repairs.

Aquila

6 years of experience
11 reviews
Aquila
6 years of experience
great experience

Chris

14 years of experience
230 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great job. Very satisfied with work.

Michael

23 years of experience
67 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Great .

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Robert was as professional as they come. He was knowledgeable and finished the job quickly even after I got the wrong part. The service overall was very convienient, affordable and reliable. I would recommend the service and Robert to anyone in need of a mechanic.

Christopher

15 years of experience
34 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christopher showed up on time with the parts needed for repair and got right to work. And now it's fixed! I was looking at having the car towed if I had to get it to a nearby garage, so I saved plenty of money by having the work done right in the driveway.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South Bound Brook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Malibu $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2015 Nissan NV200 $266 $185.93 $79.99 9% $293.43
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer $368 $287.61 $79.99 6% $395.11
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 $373 $253.20 $119.98 9% $414.45
2007 BMW 650i $1124 $516.42 $607.92 15% $1333.42
2012 BMW M6 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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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