Car Starter Repair at your home or office in South Saint Paul.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
A true professional
Chris showed up early and got the job done quickly

Travis

11 years of experience
321 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
He’s very professional, I would recommend him to anyone. Great work!!

John

22 years of experience
55 reviews
John
22 years of experience
John was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable. He replaced the starter in my car efficiently and explained what caused the problem and gave a recommendation of how to prevent it in the future. I am very pleased with his work and would use his services again.

Craig

14 years of experience
67 reviews
Craig
14 years of experience
Craig was great to deal with in every respect. He was on time and replaced the starter quickly. He even gave me some recommendations for unrelated maintenance issues. I highly recommend Craig as an able mechanic and really a nice guy to work with.

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Prompt, polite, explained things, handled everything as requested. A great first time experience. Definitely will book Kevin again.

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was great in fixing my issue, unfortunately, the weather was bad but he still replaced my starter in the rain. This was my second time using David and he is awesome!

Carzell

16 years of experience
42 reviews
Carzell
16 years of experience
Very good!

Estevan

10 years of experience
26 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
Estevan was great! He knows his stuff! I would use him again and will recommend him to family & friends.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
712 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigo showed to my house almost an hour early which was even better. He's very professional and courteous. Definitely hope to have work done by Rigo again.

Daniel

19 years of experience
289 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Excellent mechanic! Highly recommended!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mercury Mountaineer $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2013 Ford E-350 Super Duty $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2014 Kia Forte5 $503 $422.92 $79.99 5% $530.42
2012 BMW 335i xDrive $624 $408.31 $215.97 10% $698.56
2013 Mercedes-Benz S550 $937 $856.62 $79.99 2% $964.12
2014 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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