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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.

Car Starter Repair pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Beetle$552$455.80$95.985%$584.80
2014 GMC Sierra 1500$393$297.29$95.987%$426.29
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty$296$215.60$79.998%$323.10
2010 Infiniti FX35$237$157.23$79.9910%$264.73
2009 Audi A6 Quattro$778$594.05$183.977%$841.30
2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe$897$689.31$207.977%$968.81

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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Jamie

22 years of experience
26 reviews
Jamie
22 years of experience
Honda Accord L4-2.4L - Car Starter Repair - Fontana, California
First time using YOUR MECHANIC at the last minute booking on Friday 05/28/21 due to a starter problem, I like Jamie the mobile mechanic they sent me this morning 05/29/21, he is nice and friendly, wasting no time and replaced a starter right away on my Honda Accord which is located under the engine in less than 30 minutes, I like his fast service and I will use him again in the future.
Toyota Corolla - Starter - San Bernardino, California
Excellent service. Jamie is thorough and quick- got my car back to speed, and walked me through everything. Very cool dude- would recommenced to everyone, and will ask for him again.

Bryan

2 years of experience
46 reviews
Bryan
2 years of experience
BMW 335i L6-3.0L Turbo - Starter - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bryan is amazing and knows his stuff. Answered all my constant questions and did the job super quick. The man is lit and got a difficult job done with ease. Thought honestly these reviews were fake because there all positive but the man is master at this.

Corey

16 years of experience
239 reviews
Corey
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze L4-1.8L - Starter - Kannapolis, North Carolina
Corey was very friendly and had a great attitude. He can work on my car anytime or come and just hang out.

Johnathan

7 years of experience
71 reviews
Johnathan
7 years of experience
Dodge Journey L4-2.4L - Starter - Eureka, Missouri
Jonathan was very nice, informative, & replaced my starter in a timely manner! Definitely would recommend!

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