Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Spencer.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
He’s very professional, I would recommend him to anyone. Great work!!
Certainly not a time waster. Travis arrived on time and determined in about 10 minutes with a parts examination that I needed a starter. I’m grateful for his efficient fair price service and certainly recommend him to all. Ed Wolter

Alfred

11 years of experience
326 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Thanks for help
Alfred was very thorough. Great mechanic and very nice guy. He checked other things about my car that would need services. I would definitely recommend Alfred to anyone that needs a mechanic!!

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable of my car problem. The operation was quick and clean.
Honorio is a highly competent mechanic, one can learn a lot watching him working and asking questions and he will happily share his knowledge.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Professional and effective. James knows cars. A great mechanic!

Jay

14 years of experience
40 reviews
Jay
14 years of experience
I was very happy with Jay. He was able to diagnose and replace my T 100's starter right in my driveway. He was on time (even early), polite, knowledgable and just all around pleasant. I felt very comfortable discussing the trucks condition with him. This was my first time using a mobile car repair and I am sure it won't be the last. Jay left a VERY good impression and is certainly an asset to your company.

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Installed a new starter in my pickup. Excellent service. Would use again !

Terry

11 years of experience
45 reviews
Terry
11 years of experience
Recommend

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Efficient and knowledgeable

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
After having one mechanic come out and not properly inspect my car Joseph came out and figured out the problem and fixed it in less than an hour and he was early! I highly recommend his services! Thank you so much again Joseph!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Spencer?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Charger $267 $154.73 $111.98 12% $305.23
2009 Volkswagen Beetle $333 $229.38 $103.98 9% $369.13
2006 GMC Envoy $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2011 BMW 335d $568 $392.26 $175.97 9% $628.76
2004 Audi A6 $690 $418.12 $271.96 11% $783.62
2014 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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