Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Winchester.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Very professional and ahead of time for this appointment. Fix my vehicle promptly and gave me advice on maintence
Easy, quick fix with a starter issue in my car the day before. Came earlier than expected, didn't take too long.

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very proffesional. Excellent mechanic

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.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
He arrived 30 minutes before the appointment time. The repair was done within 45 minutes. Very effective and efficient. Would request again for any future repairs. Thanks!

Helder

30 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
30 years of experience
he was early and did a great job and checked the battery as well.

Attila

17 years of experience
443 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Great all around experience.

Jordan

2019 years of experience
23 reviews
Jordan
2019 years of experience
Knowledgeable Mechanic

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell went above and beyond what I thought a mobile mechanic would offer. The starter was a little bit of a struggle but he got it done. Super friendly and just talked to me the whole time. If I ever need another mechanic to help me I will be calling Russell 100%.

Robert

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
He is great. He double checked my car because I thought it was my starter. Turns out it's my battery cables and battery so I can get that fixed with him soon.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Great guy great service


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Winchester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer $772 $676.11 $95.98 4% $805.11
2008 Saturn Outlook $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2009 BMW 750Li $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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