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Number of Reviews

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Anthony

26 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
26 years of experience
He is professional and very kind. He took care of my car as his. I highly recommend him to you.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Excellent technician, he goes over and beyond “the call of duty “. Very satisfied, no doubt I will use him again.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell did a fantastic job helping me install my starter and troubleshooting the problem with my car. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I would definitely recommend him to my family, friends, and anyone in need of a mechanic!

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
It took James less than 5 minutes after he arrived (not only on time, but a bit early) to determine positively what was wrong with my Toyota Highlander and what part needed to be replaced. He located the part at a nearby auto parts store, went and picked it up and installed it in what seemed like no time. He thoroughly tested the part and made certain the problem had been resolved. If there were more folks like James in the auto repair profession, the dread of needing your car repaired would not be as intense as it usually is.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
It quick excellent work got the job done and back on the road

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He is a true expert and all around good guy.

Jason

21 years of experience
187 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was informative and honest. He was a pleasure to work with and was very punctual and efficient. I would recommend Jason for anyone's mechanic.

Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Went above and beyond

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Showed up early which was great. Excellent work!

David

11 years of experience
253 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David is AMAZING! He contacted me with an ETA, arrived on time and completed the repair in a timely manner. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic and I would recommend him for any repairs. The price was better than a shop and far more convenient.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Stony Brook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler 300 $246 $134.38 $111.98 13% $284.88
2008 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2005 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2014 Cadillac CTS $317 $204.67 $111.98 10% $355.17
2013 Mercedes-Benz E550 $961 $753.29 $207.97 6% $1032.79
2012 Audi S5 $866 $682.25 $183.97 6% $929.50

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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.

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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