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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Friendly guy, easy to work with. Did the job well and quickly

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
I was taken aback that there are still mechanics like Matt who exemplified great customer service and displays a passion for what he does. Matt was on time,very friendly, professional and informative. I will highly recommend Matt to my friends and colleagues, Thank you again Matt you made this unpleasant experience for me very pleasant.

Travis

16 years of experience
91 reviews
Travis
16 years of experience
Travis was friendly, expert mechanic, very Knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anybody.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was everything and more, I cannot recommend him more highly. He quickly diagnosed the problem and swapped in a new starter.

Jon

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
13 years of experience
Jon was a pleasure to work with. He was polite, punctual and a total professional. He took the time to explain to me the problems with my vehicle and the steps needed to diagnose the problem. My car was sitting for a week due to a no start condition. I scheduled an inspection to diagnose the no start issue, and since I was in need of my vehicle, I was in dire need to get it fixed ASAP. I asked Jon if he could get my car up and running the same day. He said it should not be a problem and after a few phone calls to his associates and eventually the auto parts store, my car was fixed that afternoon and I couldn't be happier. More repairs/maintenance are needed down the road, brakes and such, and I will definitely use Jon again to work on my vehicle. So, thank you, Jon & thank you Your Mechanic for the great service and fair prices. You have a repeat customer who is completely satisfied!

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Incredible experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Very nice fellow. Fast and efficient.

Christopher

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Christopher
10 years of experience
Thanks Chris, you were GREAT!

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex was punctual and responsive. Explained the issue and did a great job with the fix. It was an easy and seamless process. Will recommend Alex and yourmechanic.com.

Miguel

33 years of experience
233 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
He was very professional and knew what to do. I feel this man has great customer service and knowledgeable about cars. I hope to have him in the near future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Berwyn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2011 Suzuki SX4 $378 $298.48 $79.99 6% $405.98
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $262 $165.83 $95.98 11% $294.83
2014 BMW 535i $608 $400.46 $207.97 10% $679.96
2009 Land Rover LR2 $334 $254.27 $79.99 7% $361.77
2010 Porsche Boxster $1024 $800.34 $223.97 6% $1101.34

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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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