Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Woodbridge.

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Number of Reviews

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Attila

17 years of experience
398 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila explained everything he was doing to me as he worked. He was professional and extremely knowledgable. I look forward to having future work done on my car by him. Highly recommended.
Great Experience, had to change the Engine Starter and did it within an hour. Very knowledgeable and made sure everything else was fine with the car, will contact him for any future repairs.

TJ

24 years of experience
333 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ arrived even before the appointment. He came prepared. I enjoyed talking to him also.

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Showed up promptly and got my car working again. Very pleased with my decision to use your company.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Great service. I will call again. Thank you!

David

8 years of experience
168 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Great job. Recommended!

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He did a great job and came back to finish the job in flying colors. He deserves a A+ for his work and his personal manners and consideration of his customers I would recommend him to any of my friends and family for their repair needs..

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Professional, ontime, and quick! definitely would Bock him again

Ramiro

19 years of experience
41 reviews
Ramiro
19 years of experience
Ramiro was a very polite and efficient employee. We will not hesitate to recommend him to others and to use him again. Thank you so much Ramiro. We appreciated your great knowledge and efficient work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodbridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo XC70 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Saturn Aura $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2012 Hyundai Tucson $264 $175.84 $87.98 10% $294.09
2014 BMW X3 $632 $383.68 $247.96 11% $716.93
2011 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2014 Audi S7 $712 $527.83 $183.97 8% $775.08

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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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