Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Westmont.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Joseph

25 years of experience
488 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Replaced my starter in 10 minutes very knowledgeable, I will continue to book Joseph for additional services
Arrived early and finished way faster than expected

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Good

Jason

30 years of experience
131 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Very friendly, prompt. Explains both the problem and repair well and understandably.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He is a true expert and all around good guy.

Brian

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Brian
8 years of experience
Very good, professional service. Highly recommended

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
Very polite. Wash having card issues when it came to being charged he patiently waited while I got my cash fund in order and carried on with his work. Great guy.

TJ

24 years of experience
340 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Great work! Very pleased with the work, the time involved, and the level of detail in his reports.

Brian

19 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
19 years of experience
On time ... friendly... quick repair...would definitely use again....thanks

Glenn

17 years of experience
38 reviews
Glenn
17 years of experience
Glenn called and requested to arrive early and he not only arrived early, but completed the repair early.

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
114 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Mike did a great job of solving the issues with my car but also explaining what he was doing and the mechanics behind the actual issue and what caused it


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Westmont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Outback $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2013 Honda Civic $439 $294.77 $143.98 10% $488.27
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Audi A6 $439 $342.81 $95.98 6% $471.81
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 $476 $379.77 $95.98 6% $508.77
2015 Jaguar XFR-S $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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.

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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