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Number of Reviews

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Anthony

31 years of experience
62 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Very good, on time, job done quickly and expertly.

Joshua

18 years of experience
24 reviews
Joshua
18 years of experience
Joshua showed up on time, even a bit early and got the job done quickly and efficiently. He replaced everything and made sure the part was correct and working well before moving forward or leaving.

Blake

11 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
11 years of experience
Blake came to replace a starter for me, on a very cold evening. He worked efficiently under some challenging conditions of both frigid cold and wind, and only moderate light. He maintained a really positive attitude, and I would recommend his services completely. He inspected assorted check points, going over with me the areas that I should get looked at soon when I return from my trip. He also answered inquiries that I had about areas in my engine area. Exceptional service!

Scott

32 years of experience
350 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was right on time. He is knowledgeable and very efficient. He is also very personable. I chose him instead of a preferable time slot because I liked his reviews. That was an excellent choice. I will use him again in the same way and will be able to since I am retired and time slots are easily worked around due to that. Thanks, Scott.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Awesome, early, and knowledgeable.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Late the first day, early the second. Hard to plan when.times are inconsistent.

Brian

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

Robert

18 years of experience
632 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert is a great mechanic! Very friendly, knowledgeable and fast! Thanks for keeping my car on the road and fixing it while I was at work! Will request him again first if he is available. Thanks again Robert!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1091 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Had great experience. Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and nice to work with. Would definitely hire him again.

Juan

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was early for the appointment. (He came out in the rain!). He also was prepared and had all tools needed. As a result, he also finished faster than the total expected time.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Waynesboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2012 Subaru Outback $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2006 Jeep Liberty $533 $356.93 $175.97 10% $593.43
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $402 $297.88 $103.98 8% $437.63
2007 Acura RL $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2012 Porsche Boxster $1024 $800.34 $223.97 6% $1101.34

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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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