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Number of Reviews

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Jerry

6 years of experience
116 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Great job and did it really quick will definitely use them again

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Awesome

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Tomas was great!

Brandon

18 years of experience
766 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent experience. The mechanic was prompt and very professional. Courteous and knowledgeable.

Raymond

34 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
34 years of experience
Raymond was courteous, professional and knowledgeable

Miguel

33 years of experience
232 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
on time very nice did his work very well i am very impressed with him and this company,all of my future work is going to be done by miguel

Kevin

34 years of experience
53 reviews
Kevin
34 years of experience
Kevin arrived right on time and directly at my location, where I was stuck because my car wouldn't start. He assessed the problem and repaired my vehicle in about 90 minutes from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone and everyone!

Dominic

23 years of experience
11 reviews
Dominic
23 years of experience
Dominic came to the house even though it was raining hard. He knew our previous appointment was canceled due to rain. He said he would be there regardless and he came during a heavy rain. He started the work while it was raining and completed it. Luckily it stopped raining eventually. Dominic was very friendly and took the time to explain everything he was doing and what he found along the way. He made me feel at ease and certainly knew what he was doing. I would definitely have him come back for more work.

Kurt

36 years of experience
33 reviews
Kurt
36 years of experience
Kurt came early which for me is a plus and he fixed the car to perfection.

Joel

19 years of experience
734 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Arrived on time; all parts needed were on hand; job finished early.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Waukegan?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Buick Allure $258 $178.11 $79.99 9% $285.61
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2012 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2011 Mini Cooper $586 $473.55 $111.98 6% $624.05
2014 BMW 550i $1211 $715.15 $495.93 12% $1381.65
2015 Porsche Panamera $950 $605.56 $343.95 11% $1067.81

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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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