Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Trenton.

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5/5

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Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Perfect service as usual
Danny was very professional, thorough and courteous--and when he finished, he cleaned everything up and it was as if he'd never been here! He took time to explain the work he performed and recommendations, which was very helpful for me to decide which maintenance items to book next through Your Mechanic. I have already raved about my service and convenience with Your Mechanic. Thanks!

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
No complaints. He did a good job.
Came out and did the job even though it was raining Thanks so much

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Good work and fast. Friendly and knowledgeable. Will request him again when needed.
This guy is great with excellent customer service knowledge of the situation and explain in great detail about what needed to be done wow 10 10 10 10 10 across the board

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
As always, Chris did an excellent job.
great mechanic

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim came out to install my starter and did an awesome job, 30mins he was done. He kept me inform through the whole process. I have already contacted family and friends about this service, told them to ask for Tim.

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Friendly, Professional and extremely knowledgeable. What else can you ask for.

Dario

7 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
7 years of experience
Showed up right on time. Very friendly and went the,extra mile to get it done right before a torrential downpour. I'm sure he still got wet. Thanks Dario I will be using you again for sure!!!!!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
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.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
OMG!! I was not aware of this service until I NEEDED too; nonetheless I was able to book with Chris and he is AWESOME. Not only did he arrive a little early, he also called earlier due to a cancellation. His abilities are not limited and he is VERY professional. We discussed other work need on my vehicle and he was very thorough about the process and quote. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS; I will be scheduling with him again!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Trenton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Pontiac Torrent $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2004 Volvo S80 $330 $233.98 $95.98 9% $362.98
2012 Buick Enclave $400 $287.95 $111.98 8% $438.45
2011 Acura ZDX $357 $276.73 $79.99 7% $384.23
2012 Cadillac SRX $400 $287.95 $111.98 8% $438.45
2009 Porsche Cayenne $1747 $1226.88 $519.93 9% $1925.63

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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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