Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Valparaiso.

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Number of Reviews

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Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Wilson was great, he got right on the job and was very courteous and polite. I would highly recommend him and the company that sent him.
Amazing work and even showed me what was wrong with the old part. Really made me feel good. Thank you so much for fixing my baby!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Professional

Tyreek

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Tyreek
21 years of experience
Tyreek was professional and knew exactly what he was talking about. I highly recommend his service!

Victor

9 years of experience
187 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
He did a great job!!!!

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan did a great job. He showed up on time and did exactly what the job called for. He walked me through the steps he would take while changing the starter and answered all my questions. He gave me recommendations for other work I need to have done on the vehicle in the future. He cleaned other parts while putting them back on the vehicle. Then cleaned up the work area and left everything better than it was when he arrived. I highly recommend hiring Nathan for your vehicle repair and maintenance needs.

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
I had trouble with my car starter. So booked part in amazon and Damian changed my car starter very quick and he seems expert.

Ramiro

19 years of experience
41 reviews
Ramiro
19 years of experience
Ramiro was a very polite and efficient employee. We will not hesitate to recommend him to others and to use him again. Thank you so much Ramiro. We appreciated your great knowledge and efficient work.

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
on time or early for two appointments, knowledgeable and got me going as expected. Would definitely recommend Martin and Your Mechanic!

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Great mechanic to work on your car. Would recommend.

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Very knowledgeable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Valparaiso?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Savana 2500 $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2007 Dodge Caravan $238 $158.08 $79.99 10% $265.58
2015 Acura MDX $406 $326.23 $79.99 6% $433.73
2015 BMW X6 $1091 $715.15 $375.95 10% $1220.40
2007 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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