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$154.22 - $1,141.96

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Number of Reviews

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Attila

18 years of experience
626 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
I am quite happy with the repair of my starter. Done for a price almost half of the local shop and very professional. I would use Attila again.
A pro - walked me through everything, taught me along the way, and double-checked a few other things too. Cleaned everything up and double-checked it all at the end. Thankful and will certainly reach out to him again!

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Job well done

Pedro

21 years of experience
25 reviews
Pedro
21 years of experience
Fast easy and convenient

Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Chris replaced the starter and power steering fluid in my car and I actually notice the difference when steering. He also did a great job fast. Moreover, he recommended tirerack which is great if you have to change your tires and is cheaper than going directly to a tire shop.

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
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Joel

20 years of experience
847 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel was on time, had everything he needed, worked efficiently and finished earlier than expected. Great job!!

Adam

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Adam
10 years of experience
I was really satisfied with the service. I'll defenetily book Adam again.

Richard

20 years of experience
237 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
he was good.

Leslie

13 years of experience
81 reviews
Leslie
13 years of experience
Very professional and communicative. Did a fast and great job

Junard

10 years of experience
86 reviews
Junard
10 years of experience
Junard got our car back up and running like new. He was prompt, extremely polite, and I will definitely use his services again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Summit?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen $412 $323.73 $87.98 6% $441.98
2006 Volkswagen Golf $255 $158.76 $95.98 11% $287.76
2014 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2008 BMW Z4 $625 $496.97 $127.98 6% $668.97
2009 Cadillac CTS $338 $226.18 $111.98 10% $376.68
2009 Jaguar Vanden Plas $351 $247.06 $103.98 9% $386.81

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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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