Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Wakefield.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!

Bryan

21 years of experience
13 reviews
Bryan
21 years of experience
Bryan was AWESOME! He was very professional and patient with me.

Brian

28 years of experience
14 reviews
Brian
28 years of experience
Early. Fast. Efficient .

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience

Richard

19 years of experience
223 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
VERY professional, knowledgeable & able to explain things simply for a clueless person. He goes above and beyond. He's officially our mechanic now.

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was great. He was early to the appointment and got my car running again quickly.

Roland

15 years of experience
27 reviews
Roland
15 years of experience
Roland was absolutely courteous and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was 100% before he left. I would recommend him to all my family and friends.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone was very descriptive and honest with the issues and even went the extra mile while providing service to my vehicle.

Brandon

23 years of experience
27 reviews
Brandon
23 years of experience
Brandon arrived early and started right away. Contacted me when he was finished replacing the starter on my Malibu. Showed me that indeed it was a new starter and had be try it out. Car started up as if it was brand new. He even checked my brakes for me as I had some concerns. He did this for free... I'd highly recommend Brandon if your vehicle needs a little tlc.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
I must confess I was a bit skeptical about having a mobile mechanic come and do the required work to get my car running again. I have always taken the car to the dealer and waited...and waited...and waited for the servicing to be done. So when the wife read about this new service in our local paper I was sure it wasn't for me and I could foresee nothing but problems with this approach but my wife wanted me to try it so I did. We are now very pleased customers and most definitely will recommend to our friends this valuable service! Talk about saving time! I also must commend and give kudos to your service representative Kyle who not only showed up at the appointed time but was friendly, respectful and did a great job! Kyle also took the time to explain to me various things about making the car run better and extending the service life of the engine with more frequent oil changes using synthetic high mileage oil that my vehicle with over 200,000 miles on it requires. Give this man a raise!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Wakefield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2004 GMC Canyon $740 $348.06 $391.95 15% $874.81
2015 Nissan NV2500 $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2006 Infiniti G35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2012 BMW 750Li $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2009 Jaguar Vanden Plas $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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