Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Westwood.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Kenneth

18 years of experience
504 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great.
Great mechanic, knows his stuff

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian came out and did an excellent job fixing my car in a timely manner...

Sayeed

15 years of experience
82 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
I was not there but it got done.

Andrew

33 years of experience
7 reviews
Andrew
33 years of experience
done professionally and fast

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Excellent service!

Jeremy

18 years of experience
309 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
This is the second time jeremy has worked on my car and did a excellent job. You wont be disappointed.

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael came ahead of scheduled time and finished quickly. He installed the starter and cleaned up everything when he was finished. Would definitely recommend him to friends.

Angel

15 years of experience
74 reviews
Angel
15 years of experience
Very nice guy and great prompt service! Thanks again

Eric

13 years of experience
125 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Eric arrived exactly on schedule. He took some time to check all other parts before starting. He was clean, courteous, and professional. At the end, he gave some recommendations about parts that might need to be replaced soon, but ensured that it was not urgent. It was my first time using this service and would definitely use it again when needed!

Trevor

20 years of experience
171 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
He was fast and efficient. Not much for words, but he wasn't hired for that.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Westwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2006 Chevrolet Aveo5 $310 $230.36 $79.99 8% $337.86
2009 Volvo V70 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2009 Acura RDX $383 $295.48 $87.98 7% $413.73
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $417 $336.93 $79.99 6% $444.43
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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