Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Whiting.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris was timely, professional and informative. I would have no reservation about having him work on my vehicle again!
On time, knowledgeable and courteous !

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was absolutely fantastic! I would give him 10 stars if it were an option. He is very knowledgeable and has a very pleasant personality. I will happily request him for any car services I need in the future.
Very well done...A bit higher than the quote...but he did the work...

Chris

16 years of experience
339 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Did a very good job.

Ernest

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Everything was great. Ernest was friendly, competent, reasonably priced, and a few minutes early.

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and gave recommendations.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was fast very prompt truly knew his stuff a+a+a+

David

8 years of experience
185 reviews
David
8 years of experience
5 stars all the way. Showed up early no BS had the part ready to go and got my car back on the road in no time! I Highly recommend David.

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

Mario

18 years of experience
103 reviews
Mario
18 years of experience
Mario is awesome! Showed up on July 4th and got right to figuring out the issue with my Land Rover. Had to order a part and Mario showed up the next morning to install it. By far one of the best repair experiences I've ever had. No more shops for me, I will be using Mario from now on.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
Super impressed with this service! Our car died in the parking lot of a store so we scheduled an appointment for a mobile mechanic. He came quickly and was awesome! Fixed the car right there. Great price, too!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Whiting?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Mitsubishi Galant $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2005 Saturn Relay $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2014 Volkswagen CC $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2006 Audi A4 $408 $328.36 $79.99 6% $435.86
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2010 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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