Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Summit.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
Super impressed with this service! Our car died in the parking lot of a store so we scheduled an appointment for a mobile mechanic. He came quickly and was awesome! Fixed the car right there. Great price, too!

Daniel

19 years of experience
289 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was excellent and very kind. Daniel answered all my questions with a smile and gave really good advise. Daniel was quick and efficient. Daniel also made me feel as though I can trust mechanics again, Thank you so much for sending this wonderful man and I will in the future call on him for service to all my vehicles and I will tell EVERYONE about Daniel and Your Mechanic. Thanks to you all for a stress free service. I and my Family give Daniel 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was very polite and knowlegable. Even though the van was not fixed he did his job and made sure i understood what ealse needed to be done to fix it.

Julio

12 years of experience
19 reviews
Julio
12 years of experience
Great experience

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
Luis came out to replace my starter after he diagnosed it was the starter causing the issue of my car not starting. Legit guy, knows what he is doing and a great personality. He even checked other parts of my car and told me my oil was low and recommended some other items to get taken care of soon and showed me the areas/parts so I could understand better. I really appreciate the quality of his service.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Quick. Good work. Honest.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff came out and put starter and ignition switch on my truck. Also found a horn fuse that was blown. Very good job!!!

Joe

13 years of experience
359 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Quick and hassle free overall

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Tony was always prompt and friendly. Would definitely recommend him.


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
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2008 GMC Savana 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $617 $537.16 $79.99 4% $644.66
2004 Lexus ES330 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2006 Porsche Cayenne $1620 $1251.78 $367.95 7% $1746.28

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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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