Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Winston Salem.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Ernest

10 years of experience
17 reviews
Ernest
10 years of experience
fixed my car in a very timely manor. It's greatly appreciated

Alfred

11 years of experience
314 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Thanks for help

Luis

11 years of experience
50 reviews
Luis
11 years of experience
Great experience. He knows what he's doing. Clear explanation of the process. I highly recommend.

Napoleon

25 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
Very professional .. well knowledged and polite....

Jay

35 years of experience
683 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience

Jonathan

9 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
9 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional, fast, and informative. He was able to answer all my questions and do the repairs in a timely manner. I will definitely be using this service again!

Matthew

31 years of experience
593 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
544 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Was skeptical using this service at first but Pardeep arrived on time and got finished early. Excellent service.

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did a fast job and was very professional.I will call the next time i need my ride fixed.

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
I received several quotes to replace a starter for my Honda Accord, most ran around $900. Matthew was able to do it for half that price, plus I had the convenience of not having to go anywhere. I'd definitely recommend Matthew and this service to anyone needing car repair at a good price.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Winston Salem?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota RAV4 $273 $193.14 $79.99 9% $300.64
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2005 Kia Sedona $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2015 Infiniti Q70 $527 $431.23 $95.98 5% $560.23
2009 Infiniti FX50 $746 $505.78 $239.97 9% $828.28
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $533 $388.61 $143.98 8% $582.11

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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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