Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Abington.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,009

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great job

Chris

20 years of experience
1644 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Very Professional! Arrived early and it was a harder task but Chris handled it

Carlos

26 years of experience
272 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Excellent service provided!

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Straight to point. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond of what was necessary. He provided me with tips for future incidents.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
He was prompt and went about his work immmediately on arrival

Chuck

8 years of experience
120 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Very professional and got the job done quick !

Manuel

30 years of experience
273 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
All good; got there a bit early, couldn't have gone better.

Gary

25 years of experience
13 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Fantastic person and mechanic! Gary made my first time using yourmechanic an extremely pleasant experience. He was able to walk me through the entire process and answer any questions I had along the way. He was very personable and really went above and beyond what was expected of him in terms of customer service and being a mechanic. He was first sent out to me for a "car won't start (inspection)" and within an hour had a diagnosis and a quote ready. The next day, he installed a starter and I couldn't be happier with my experience with Gary.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Excellent.

Dustin

10 years of experience
12 reviews
Dustin
10 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Abington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Tacoma $270 $174.40 $95.98 10% $303.40
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer $372 $292.48 $79.99 6% $399.98
2015 Ram 2500 $1228 $1148.42 $79.99 2% $1255.92
2006 Lexus ES330 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Audi TT Quattro $500 $372.43 $127.98 8% $544.43
2012 Lexus IS F $1002 $241.70 $759.90 20% $1262.95

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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