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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris replaced the starter and power steering fluid in my car and I actually notice the difference when steering. He also did a great job fast. Moreover, he recommended tirerack which is great if you have to change your tires and is cheaper than going directly to a tire shop.

Armando

8 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
8 years of experience
Great service, accurate, and very helpful.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Very competent. Excellent service. Book him if you can.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was quick and very professional. Gave me honest advise on other items regarding my vehicle. Very knowledgeable and amicable. Recommend him to anyone!

Tinashe

11 years of experience
254 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Great work

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
What a stress free repair! Robert showed up at the time they said he would be there (not a 4 hour window like many companies). He finished the work in the time they said he would and what a convenience to not have our car towed somewhere, it was done right in our driveway! Very professional person and never tried to upsell us like a dealership would. Thank you! You will definitely have our return business.

Joshua

14 years of experience
38 reviews
Joshua
14 years of experience
I had been having issue with my car for almost 2 months. The car was not starting. I went to local "Toughy" dealer and he said its a battery problem and replaced which costed huge amount. With in a week i got the problem again and AAA road side assistant person came and started the car. He said it could be starter issue. Then when i went to dealer, he said its not starter issue but issue with alternator. That moment i decided the dealer is cheating me. I checked in online and found this site. I mentioned it could be one of Starter or Alternator issue. Joshua confirmed it is Starter issue only and he replaced. Its been ore than 2 months till date and no further issues. Going forward i am going to use this service for all my car needs

Hollis

28 years of experience
30 reviews
Hollis
28 years of experience
This guy was great. He came 30min early for me and only took 30min to fix my car. Had everything that he needed and did not bs around with the job. Great and very respectful guy. I he's my new mechanic now. Thank holliss for the great job

William

10 years of experience
27 reviews
William
10 years of experience
Very professional, showed up early to appointment, Very knowledgeable and the price was reasonable. Great mechanic.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I was very happy with Russell. Even though there were a few complications he followed through and got my car running! I will defiantly use him from now on.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Waltham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler Pacifica $591 $302.92 $287.96 14% $689.92
2005 Chrysler 300 $267 $154.73 $111.98 12% $305.23
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix $298 $201.79 $95.98 9% $330.79
2010 BMW 328i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2006 BMW 750i $1092 $516.42 $575.92 15% $1290.42
2015 Maserati Ghibli $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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