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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Starter Repair & Replacement

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

Davis Douglas

Davis Douglas

I have been going to TLC for over ten years & never had a bad experience. Pete and the rest of the staff have always been professional, courteous and thorough. Their work is superlative.

I highly recommend them.

Starter Repair

Car Starter Motor Repair

What is important about my car’s starter?

The starter is the electric motor in our vehicles that provides the torque our engines need to start. Without a fully-functioning starter, your vehicle will not start properly or at all.


With a damaged starter, you will encounter your vehicle struggling to start, various noises, or your vehicle may not start at all. Starter motors are not expensive to repair and don’t take long to be repaired, and there are ways to lengthen the lifespan of your vehicle’s starter.

TLCs Reputation

TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

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Once your motor starter repair is complete, there are additional services you can schedule to keep your vehicle in top shape.

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Inspection Service

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Starter Maintenance

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Parts Cleaning Service

What Our Customers Are Saying

Nick Mak
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I travel alot for work and always come here for the trucks maintance ( with over 300k miles it needs alot) I even bring my personal pick up ( even though dealer offers cheaper oil changes) not only do they do what they are suppose to but they go above by checking on the rest of the vehicle. A+ service. I never rate 5 stars but they well deserve it. Good job guys
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What can I say.. these guys are the best in the diesel truck repair business that I've found. I own several Ram Diesel Tow Trucks and they have kept us running without fail and for a very fair price. Thanks guys, you'll always be my 'go-to' for my trucks!
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Awesome place got my horse trailer inspected and the men there helped me out so much with information definitely will send all my people there for service
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I was travelling and had a problem with the generator on my RV. Matt and the service techs at TLC got me in the day after I called and got it repaired in two hours, at a very fair cost. I stumbled into TLC after RV service outfits told me it would be a week to ten weeks before they could even look at my problem. I can't say enough about how well they took care of me.
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Have been coming here for a few years now. Have never had a bad experience. Tried setting things up via facebook messenger this last time and everything went great. Was super easy. Really excellent service and great work.


Give us a call, we are happy to assist you.


fleet repair maintenance


We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off


No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

*within 10 miles

30 years of experience


We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything


There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

genuine service


Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

guaranteed repairs


Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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Starter Repair Motor

Are you in need of an auto starter repair?

One troubling part of a failing starter motor is that you won’t see visible signs until it begins to fail.

A few warning signs include:

  • Grinding/buzzing/clicking sound: If your starter is starting to fail, then most people encounter hearing a variety of sounds, including grinding, buzzing, and loud clicks.


  • Intermittent starting: Do you notice that your car isn’t starting as quickly or steadily as it should be? This could be a sign of a failing starter. 


  • Turning the key/pushing the ignition button doesn’t do anything: When you try to start your vehicle, does the car start? If not, then this could be a sign of a dead starter motor.

  • Headlights don’t turn on: This could either signal an issue with the starter motor or the battery. 

  • Headlights turn on, but the vehicle doesn’t: This sign signals that the starter is more likely the issue, as the headlights still turn on.

  • Other electrical issues: A bad starter can indicate other electrical issues, including corroding connection, bad relay, bad neutral and clutch switches to name a few. 

These are only a few signs and symptoms of what could be a failing or dead starter motor, but these signs can also be related to a wide array of other issues, including issues with your car’s battery, alternator, or even the engine.


The diagnosis process will uncover the source of these symptoms and determine if you need a starter motor repair.

Why does it matter?

The first problem solved is that you will have a vehicle that starts on the first try once. Starter repair doesn’t take multiple days to complete, so you should be able to drive your car the same day you bring it in for your appointment. 


A starter repair also solves the problem of the noises your car makes. Once your starter is repaired, you no longer have to listen to the various sounds of your car struggling to start.


If you experience an issue with your headlights, having your starter motor repaired will most likely also fix that issue. This also solves the problem of not being able to drive your vehicle at night, if your headlights wouldn’t turn on at all. 

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The benefits of auto starter repairs

Keeps Vehicle Running

The main benefit to having a starter motor repair is keeping your vehicle in operation. Without a working starter, your vehicle will cease to work.

Saves Money

Another benefit is saving money. Taking your car to a shop sooner rather than later will prevent further damage to any of the electrical components, rather if you were to let your vehicle sit in the meantime. Being able to repair your starter also saves money, as you don’t have to pay for parts.

Vehicle Starts More Easily

With your repaired or new starter motor, the vehicle will start on the first try and allow you to start driving sooner. Other electrical issues will also be corrected, which helps your vehicle to start easily.

Comfort Restored

Once your starter motor is fixed, your headlights will function better and you will be able to comfortably and safely drive at night again. Your vehicle will also no longer make the frustrating noises it once was.

Starter Inspection

Issues with the starter system can sneak up on you, due to the differences in the makes and models of vehicles. Each vehicle has a predetermined schedule of when systems need to be inspected.


To prevent starter issues, have your system inspected at regular intervals. You can also request to have the parts cleaned and re-tightened to ensure the starter works properly.

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When to contact us

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Why auto starter repair is important

Have you been experiencing any of these issues with your motor starter? TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center is available to you! We are a family-owned shop that has been in operation since 1991, ready to provide excellent service. 


Stop in today at 230 NY-109 in Farmingdale, NY, or call us at (631) 201-5755 to discuss if you need a starter repair.


Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call

FAQ about starter repair & replacement

How much does a starter repair cost?

With parts and labor, the price of a starter repair can vary between $200 and $800. The cost of a car starter motor repair varies depending on the make and model, and the shop you take it to. Price also varies depending on the repair shop.

How long does a starter repair take?

A starter motor repair generally takes between two and four hours to complete, as long as the issue is only with the starter motor. This is determined by the extent of the damage and can also depend on your make and model.

What do I do if the issue isn’t the starter?

The diagnosis process will pinpoint the source of the malfunctions, regardless if it is the starter motor or not. If the diagnosis shows that the starter is not the issue, then the mechanic will inform you of what might be the issue.

How do I maintain my new starter motor?

There are a few steps you can take to protect your new starter. These steps include having the connectors cleaned, the mounting bolts tightened, cleaning the solenoid and terminals, and inspecting the flywheel.


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