Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Tipp City.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was friendly and professional, and worked very fast efficiently on my car.
I knew he would fix my problem. My starter went in my car and he fixed it immediately. He explained what he did and made me feel comfortable while doing it.

Alex

18 years of experience
40 reviews
Alex
18 years of experience
Quick and reasonable. Truly impressed by the service.

Russell

32 years of experience
12 reviews
Russell
32 years of experience
Good job done! Showed up on time and finished a little earlier than promised!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard was very through, quick and knowledeable. 10/10 I would use his service again. Thank you for coming out early.

Graham

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Graham did a great job with replacing my starter. I would highly recommend!

Mila

9 years of experience
93 reviews
Mila
9 years of experience
He was very professional and knew his stuff. Excellent service. I highly recommend.

Joseph

14 years of experience
20 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very satisfied....will use services again

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience
Tam arrived on time and completed this job within an hour. He shows good knowledge of vehicles and I would use him again.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
my experience w Chet was pleasant and shows knowledge in his field


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tipp City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Savana 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $416 $247.60 $167.97 12% $473.35
2008 Volvo XC90 $518 $334.19 $183.97 10% $581.44
2015 BMW X5 $1067 $715.15 $351.95 10% $1188.15
2015 Audi A3 $741 $644.88 $95.98 4% $773.88
2006 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG $577 $392.59 $183.97 9% $639.84

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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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