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How much does Car Starter Repair cost?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 $248 $177.58 $70.00 13% $285.08
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 $228 $158.38 $70.00 14% $265.88
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $180 $110.38 $70.00 17% $217.88
2004 GMC Envoy XL $294 $224.38 $70.00 11% $331.88
2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe $275 $205.18 $70.00 11% $312.68
2008 BMW X5 $568 $406.83 $161.00 13% $654.08
2006 Audi A3 $308 $223.82 $84.00 12% $352.82
2006 BMW 325Ci $463 $238.79 $224.00 20% $582.79
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $218 $134.40 $84.00 17% $263.40
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Car Starter Repair Service

What is the Starter all about?

A starter is an electrical motor that is connected to the battery. The job of a starter is to set the engine (pistons, crankshaft, etc.) in motion when you turn the ignition switch on. Once the engine starts and is in motion, the job of starter is done. If the starter goes bad, the engine will not crank properly when you turn the ignition key on or may not crank at all.

Starter

Keep in mind:

The symptoms of a faulty starter are similar to that of a dead battery. Without the power from the battery, the starter cannot get the engine in motion. In order to determine if the problem is the battery or starter, test the lights, radio, and horn. If they do not work, a dead battery is likely. If they work, it is more likely a problem with the starter. Since the starter is an electrical motor, it will eventually fail and require replacement during its service life.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the starter and ignition switch.
  • Remove and replace starter if it has failed.
  • Test for power going to starter.
  • Inspect the starter relay, grounds, supply cables and battery.

Our recommendation:

During regular maintenance and checkups, your starter should be inspected. If your vehicle ever has trouble turning on, you may have a problem with your starter, and you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Starter?

  • Car does not start or starts intermittently (when turning the ignition key).
  • Single loud click but engine does not start.
  • Starter operation is noisy.

How important is this service?

The starter is a very strong electrical motor that is in charge of setting your engine’s various components in motion. When you turn your key to ignite the vehicle, the battery sends power to the starter, and the starter’s motor begins to operate. This motor then turns the crankshaft, and moves the pistons and other components of the engine, which allows all the parts to move when the ignition system ignites the fuel.

When the starter fails, the engine’s components will not be put in motion, and the engine won’t work. As a result, the car won’t turn on. If your starter is malfunctioning, you’ll likely hear a clicking noise as the ignition system does its job, but since the engine’s pieces are stationary, the engine will never catch, and your vehicle won’t turn on.

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Grzegorz

37 years of experience
388 reviews
Grzegorz
37 years of experience
I was in the middle of replacing the starter to my 97 VW Jetta all on my own, and the end was in sight. I had successfully taken the starter out, so I just needed to reverse my steps and install the new one. Little did I know, that the hole for the top 8" bolt was slightly misaligned (no wonder it took a bit of tugging and pulling to take out) and getting it back in was near impossible. Since it was so long, it went through the starter, transmission chassis, and then into a motor mount chassis. I tried to raise the motor via various jack points along the engine/transmission, but nothing would allow me to get the bolt back in. I was pretty frustrated and at my wits end. Enter Grzegorz. Grzegorz arrived on the scene and instantly started loosening all the motor mount bolts that held the entire motor/transmission in place. He was even able to loosen one of the motor mounts that I was unable to, as well as quickly locate 2 other motor mounts to loosen as well. Once that was done, I helped him slowly jack up the transmission as he was looking down the bolt shaft w/ his mirror. After he told me to stop, he was able to insert the bolt problem free. Everything after that was downhill and a piece of cake. I was extremely impressed with Grzegorz's knowledge of cars, specifically what motor mount bolts needed to be loosened, as well as his wide array of tools that he had at his disposal. He had a special ratchet or wrench for every occasion, and knew how to use them as well. His services are perfect if you're a big DIY guy like I am, and end up finding yourself in a tight spot. Sometimes walk-throughs and online car forums can only get you so far. To get you the rest of the way, you need a mechanic like Grzegorz from YourMechanic.
1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - STARTER - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Grzegorz

37 years of experience
388 reviews
Grzegorz
37 years of experience
Greg is a boss. Took care of things when I didn't have the bandwidth to deal. And the one review he got that wasn't good was BS. Good dude, and honest. Overall great situation.
2004 BMW X3 - STARTER - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Stefan

13 years of experience
334 reviews
Stefan
13 years of experience
Thanks for fixing my car! The starter sounds like a brand new car. I appreciate that you were available to come out on a Saturday.
1998 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - STARTER - DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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