Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Williamsburg.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Matthew

31 years of experience
666 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
I was really skeptical about this since I had never heard of this company before. Matthew showed up on time ready to roll. He asked me some questions to try and get a better understanding of my issues with the car. Matthew checked a couple things then got straight to work. In an hour he was done and began his own inspection for other problems. I didn't stand over him while he worked but he did tell me he didn't mind and would even explain what he was doing. Total transparency that you can't get with a shop. I would recommend him to anyone who is not knowledgeable about vehicles. I will say the price was a bit steeper than I expected but in comparison to shop prices it's a deal. The best part is they come to you.
Great service!! I will continue to use Matthew for all my repairs.

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter came out to us and was just amazing. He was patient with us even when we selected the wrong size for the starter that was dead, and helped us every step of the way. He was happy to explain what our car needed and what he was doing, and had wonderful recommendations for us to keep it in good working order.
Went above and beyond

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Justin was an excellent mechanic. He was able to coordinate with my dad while I was at work to get my car started. He fully explained the plan and pricing throughout the process. Would highly recommend him.

Attila

17 years of experience
454 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
He showed up to my home within the time frame and installed the starter and ensured my van started and ran before he left. We are so thankful! And no extra charge for coming to us!

Evan

7 years of experience
4 reviews
Evan
7 years of experience
Very nice, very knowledgeable. Went the extra mile to take my starter to be tested first before replacing. Definitely recommend him and I will personally request him for my next service.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
The mechanic Quentin was very, very thorough. First of all he listened to everything I could tell him about the problems I was having with my car. My issue was the starter, but he identified why the starter was bad. It was because of a leaky covered gasket. His demeanor is very trustworthy. I am definitely requesting him for my followup repairs for my car which was very thorough. I am up and running again and he is also fast...much thanks to Quentin.

Jonathan

11 years of experience
51 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
Really good experience, would recommend.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Excellent service and efficient. Very knowledge and professional. If I have anymore car trouble I will definitely seek him out.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
As always. Took great care of me!!

Julio

13 years of experience
77 reviews
Julio
13 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Williamsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2015 Ram ProMaster City $379 $298.97 $79.99 6% $406.47
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2009 Jaguar Vanden Plas $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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