Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Wood Dale.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

Rating Summary
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Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
very polite and professional

Luis

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
He was really good at it

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Anthony changed my starter today. He did a fantastic job! Overall great service, would recommend to family and friends.

Robert

21 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Great mechanic, very professional. Did a wonderful job on my car

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
He was early for the appt. Brought 2 starter motors to be certain he had the correct one. Completed the work quickly & tested it. I would definitely use him in the future.

ROBERT

15 years of experience
28 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
EXCELLENT  He didn't even let weather stop him!!

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
He was prompt (and early). Very professional and was willing to talk through every step of the process. He was forward and honest in all his work.

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul does great work

Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great experience, got there early diagnosed the problem and was done in 45 minutes. Highly recommend

Reyna

13 years of experience
39 reviews
Reyna
13 years of experience
Reyna was very nice. came early she did excellent job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Wood Dale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2011 Toyota Camry $313 $193.14 $119.98 11% $354.39
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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