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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish, showed up earlier than my scheduled appointment. He was very pleasant and polite. I had a bad started and he explained to me how to determine a bad starter from a good starter. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a mechanic.
Harish was great. He called to tell me he was arriving and he worked fast and got the job done with no issues. I'm very happy with the service and would use it again.

Attila

17 years of experience
407 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila explained everything he was doing to me as he worked. He was professional and extremely knowledgable. I look forward to having future work done on my car by him. Highly recommended.
Very friendly. Very professional. Good job done quickly and well.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
Eugenio was on time, professional, and courteous. Great experience and recommended!

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
It was awesome he arrived before expected eta and was very professional

Richard

9 years of experience
425 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
On time, courteous, explained all he was going to do, very thorough post summary to include recommended services and a quote for the same. Great experience, highly recommend.

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Came before schedule time and didn’t take long awesome

Bryan

12 years of experience
17 reviews
Bryan
12 years of experience
Great Job! I'm back on the road... Thanks again!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Top service. Highly recommend Frank

Justin

6 years of experience
274 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
very personable and fast

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was fantastic, he had the job done in record time. He was very polite and made you relax that he had this handle with no problems. Thanks Lucas


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Springfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Toyota Sienna $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $478 $326.43 $151.98 9% $530.68
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2009 Audi TT $321 $224.62 $95.98 9% $353.62
2008 Audi A3 Quattro $396 $283.87 $111.98 8% $434.37
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $388 $291.63 $95.98 7% $420.63

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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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