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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,746

Rating Summary
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Chris

14 years of experience
229 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great job. Very satisfied with work.
Chris was arrived a bit earlier and provided an excellent job in short time given the difficulty of the replacement.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Kelly was awesome. Changed out my starter, cleaned my battery terminals Al's and took a quick look around in an hour or so. Great work!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucass’ was quick and friendly! He did a quick diagnostic of my car, verified what the issue was and then got to work. Now I have my car back and up and running. Thanks to Lucass’ I saved a ton of money on a tow truck ( my car had a starter issue). He even checked the rest of my car out to make sure it was all good. How great is that? Thanks Lucass!

Napoleon

25 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
Excellent.

Derick

9 years of experience
24 reviews
Derick
9 years of experience
Derick correctly diagnosed the problem and returned within two days to replace the faulty part.

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Good service

Joseph

18 years of experience
414 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was on time, knowledgeable and very nice. He did a great job within an hour. I would defiantly recommend him to my friends and will be using him in the future.

Richard

9 years of experience
416 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Friendly, courteous and on time

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is an experienced mechanic . He is a great communicator and very nice person to deal with . My experience was great dealing with him and I recommend him and will be using him for any future repairs .

Kevin

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in White Plains?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Kia Cadenza $351 $271.33 $79.99 7% $378.83
2009 Volkswagen Jetta $388 $291.58 $95.98 7% $420.58
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80
2010 BMW 750Li $734 $477.56 $255.96 10% $821.56
2006 Infiniti FX35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2010 Porsche Panamera $936 $591.69 $343.95 11% $1053.94

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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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