Car Starter Repair at your home or office in South Elgin.

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$146.66 - $1,022.41

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Number of Reviews

4,435

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Ibrahim

Ibrahim

19 years of experience
19 reviews
Ibrahim
19 years of experience
Better than a shop
Charles,

Charles,

21 years of experience
105 reviews
Charles,
21 years of experience
Charles was the best mechanic I have ever worked with. He was honest, diligent, and hard working. I would fix my car with him again in a second.
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
173 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris arrive on time and began to work right away. He checked everything related to the problem and solve it.
Richard

Richard

18 years of experience
82 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Thank you for being on time in repairing the car by replacing the starter in my 2007 Nissan Maxima. The work was done efficient and complete!
David

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 years of experience
Arrived 5-10min early for our appointment which was great because I was early too. He was also easy to track his location on my mobile phone. David was very cool, quick, and knowledgeable. We diagnosed the problem and he went at it! He estimated about 45-50min but finished in 35-40min. He worked on my car while I was at work so it was all a convenient, great experience.
Jonathan

Jonathan

8 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
8 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional, fast, and informative. He was able to answer all my questions and do the repairs in a timely manner. I will definitely be using this service again!
Gregory

Gregory

28 years of experience
163 reviews
Gregory
28 years of experience
Greg showed up a few minutes early, went over the procedure with me and had the job completed in under 1hr. Highly satisfied and will use again.
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle was very professional and did the job in a reasonable amount of time. However, he was two hours late because he said received the wrong part.
Walter

Walter

43 years of experience
3 reviews
Walter
43 years of experience
Walter went above and beyond. He spent his valuable time explaining what he was doing and ways to improve my vehicle's maintenance. I would highly recommend Walter and plan to use him in the future.
Sergey

Sergey

6 years of experience
10 reviews
Sergey
6 years of experience
He was prompt, profesional, expedient and trustworthy


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South Elgin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2014 Bentley Flying Spur $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer $420 $283.78 $135.98 10% $466.53
2015 BMW 740Li xDrive $770 $562.35 $207.97 8% $841.85
2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 $539 $363.31 $175.97 10% $599.81
2009 Audi S4 $838 $653.59 $183.97 7% $900.84

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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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