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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Helpful and knowledgeable! Replaced my starter really fast. I'll definitely use this service again in the future!
I was a little skeptical at first using a mobile mechanic, but being a thousand miles away from home in an unfamiliar town, I needed my car fixed asap since the car starter was having issues. I found the service affordable, hassle-free, quick, and overall pleasant. The mechanic (Isai R.) was running a little late due to traffic but informed me via phone and quickly got to work fixing my car. I was impressed by the mechanics knowledge, professionalism, and eagerness to get the job done right. I would use YourMechanic.com again. Thanks!

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joe was on time, professionally and did great work. Perfect first impression with Your Mechanic. I plan to use them again and again.

Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason is extremely personable and professional. Completed his work in a timely manner and explained fully on what he did and what the problem was. I would not hesitate to request Jason for any of my automotive repairs in the future.

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Fantastic very friendly

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard replaced my starter. He's a really nice guy and I learned a lot about my car talking to him. I chose to buy the new starter myself, and he came back the next day to install it. All good.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Amazing job. I had my doubts when I looked into using YourMechanic.com but after the job was done so quickly and easily I will definitely use it again.

Justin

6 years of experience
289 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
On time, polite and worked fast

Eric

13 years of experience
125 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Arrived on time and did an outstanding job on my vehicle..This was my 1st time using this service, but I find it to be convenient and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend Eric for your vehicle needs ..

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Awesome experience. Josh is extremely knowledgable and reassuring.

Damian

9 years of experience
401 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and fixed the issue. Fantastic experience.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ashville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2005 Kia Optima $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan $285 $188.82 $95.98 10% $317.82
2004 Mini Cooper $459 $274.72 $183.97 12% $521.97
2015 BMW 550i GT xDrive $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2014 Maserati GranTurismo $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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