Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Avondale Estates.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,106.54

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Avondale Estates

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,024

Rating Summary
4,763
152
26
16
67
4,763
152
26
16
67

Carlos

26 years of experience
272 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
CARLOS WAS FRIENDLY AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT. I WILL BE USING HIS SERVICES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE
Very competent. Excellent service. Book him if you can.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
MELVIN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING TRUST ME HE HAS SERVICED MY VEHICLE TWICE HE KNOWS HIS CARS I WILL BE GETTING HIM TO DO A THIRD JOB SOON!

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
It was good.

Lee

17 years of experience
96 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
Lee arrived early, very knowledgeable and professional., did a great job, car starts like it did when new. Will highly recommend to my friends.

Jay

35 years of experience
707 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was great! Arrived on time, got the job done quickly. Explained any questions i had. Very satisfied with Jay!

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Very professional and did a great job. Would definitely use him again

Craig

14 years of experience
67 reviews
Craig
14 years of experience
Craig was great to deal with in every respect. He was on time and replaced the starter quickly. He even gave me some recommendations for unrelated maintenance issues. I highly recommend Craig as an able mechanic and really a nice guy to work with.

Phillip

17 years of experience
214 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Done the job faster

Jeshua

5 years of experience
66 reviews
Jeshua
5 years of experience
Very nice,fixed the car really fast.would recommend him to friends and family

Dan

37 years of experience
736 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Avondale Estates?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Ridgeline $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2010 Honda Pilot $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2012 Honda Insight $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2015 Lexus CT200h $607 $310.55 $295.96 14% $708.30
2005 Cadillac Escalade $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2007 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com