Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Woodstock.

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Lee

33 years of experience
66 reviews
Lee
33 years of experience
Lee is very professional and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with his care and concern about my car and taking care of the problem.
Lee showed up 20 minutes early and apologized for being late, you can tell he was in the military. He did great work in a timely fashion and I'm already bragging to my friends about him and your app! Thanks a million!

Dwight

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Dwight
31 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgable, and helpful.

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.
Arrived 5-10min early for our appointment which was great because I was early too. He was also easy to track his location on my mobile phone. David was very cool, quick, and knowledgeable. We diagnosed the problem and he went at it! He estimated about 45-50min but finished in 35-40min. He worked on my car while I was at work so it was all a convenient, great experience.

Michael

15 years of experience
524 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
I had my starter go bad in my Honda Accord. Michael came out around 7 PM at night, and diagnosed my problem, along with several other problems with my car in under one hour. He was extremely knowledgeable about all kinds of cars and their parts, and was very educational on what exactly was going on. The next morning he showed up 15 minutes early and had my car ready to go in 45 minutes. I would definitely recommend him! Very knowledgeable, kind, and efficient!

Ernest

24 years of experience
18 reviews
Ernest
24 years of experience
Ernest was on time and most of all got the job done quickly and correctly.

Joe

14 years of experience
371 reviews
Joe
14 years of experience
Reliable and knowledgeable.

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Richard was very through, quick and knowledeable. 10/10 I would use his service again. Thank you for coming out early.

Allen

35 years of experience
455 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen did a great job. He was on time and answered any questions I had prior to beginning the work he performed and did an excellent job. He even followed up with me after the work was performed.

Kiri

19 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
19 years of experience
He reached on time, did requested job properly and finished early as per given duration. Inspected car as well. I found his work quite good and worth.

Ricardo

13 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
13 years of experience
What I see about him is knows what he doing, and he is very competent.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodstock?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Juke $444 $267.71 $175.97 12% $504.21
2015 Toyota RAV4 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Jeep Renegade $646 $533.66 $111.98 5% $684.16
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 $403 $274.64 $127.98 9% $446.64
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $402 $297.88 $103.98 8% $437.63
2014 Porsche Panamera $1549 $1204.74 $343.95 7% $1666.99

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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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