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Number of Reviews

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John

29 years of experience
53 reviews
John
29 years of experience
Very pleased with service.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
great job very good man super guy very professional

ERIK

12 years of experience
14 reviews
ERIK
12 years of experience
He was very courteous and knowledgeable.

Honorio

17 years of experience
759 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Arrived early. Excellent customer services.

Vlad

12 years of experience
79 reviews
Vlad
12 years of experience
Professional, thorough and helpful. I couldn't have been more pleased with Vlad, the repair and his timeliness.

Roland

15 years of experience
27 reviews
Roland
15 years of experience
Roland was absolutely courteous and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was 100% before he left. I would recommend him to all my family and friends.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Great experience with Doug. I saw him a total of three times because we had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with the car. It turned out that I actually had a starter and battery issue, but we couldn't tell the battery was wonkers, because it was manufactured in a way that the voltage wouldn't appear properly. In the end, Doug came to my car for free of charge the last time to confirm that it was indeed a battery problem and referred me to an Autozone or PepBoys to get a battery and save a little money.

Eliseo

10 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
Very nice young man.Did a great job.Would recommend him to my friends.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Great experience

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Quality, timely service. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'd give him six stars if I could!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woburn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee $704 $511.53 $191.97 8% $769.53
2005 Nissan Sentra $288 $207.68 $79.99 8% $315.18
2008 Chevrolet Uplander $370 $290.23 $79.99 6% $397.73
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2014 BMW 535i GT xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2010 Porsche Cayenne $1747 $1226.88 $519.93 9% $1925.63

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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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