Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Trenton.

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5/5

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James

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

Danny

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
10 years of experience
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!
Perfect service as usual

Scott

33 years of experience
393 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Fantastic very friendly
Great work everything on time and a very nice guy.

Jason

31 years of experience
246 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Jason rescheduled with me to have the work done the night before originally scheduled. He did the repair expeditiously and complete. Great job Im a Satisfied customer.

Ian

9 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
9 years of experience
excellent service excellent customer service

Alfredo

20 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
20 years of experience
Great experience and very professional.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1152 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick was fantastic! He was able to come early and had my car repaired within the hour, and I was able to head to work! Having a skilled, affordable, and trustworthy mechanic who gets the job done is invaluable! Thank you Patrick!

Sayeed

16 years of experience
82 reviews
Sayeed
16 years of experience
It was my first time using Moble Mechanic ...and I have to day Ian glad i did ... my husband was the one who met him while i was at work and he said Sayeed was awesome!! Very knowledgable and def knows he's stuff ( cars) .. he will def be back for more repairs... and def will be recommended to my friends and family ...

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Precise, knowledgeable, quickl at job.

Kenneth

7 years of experience
23 reviews
Kenneth
7 years of experience
Fast, reliable, honest. Amazing


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
2013 Kia Forte $273 $193.36 $79.99 9% $300.86
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty $312 $231.76 $79.99 8% $339.26
2010 Buick Lucerne $455 $327.38 $127.98 8% $499.38
2016 Lincoln MKS $310 $230.37 $79.99 8% $337.87
2014 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $689 $592.88 $95.98 4% $721.88
2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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