Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bloomingdale.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,009

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Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard did very good work. He was fast with the installation of my new starter.

Michael

12 years of experience
57 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Showed up on time and even called beforehand to confirm. He knew the car, made the experience a lot easier knowing it was getting done on the spot. Car runs great, was a great experience, and would recommend him to friends and family!

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt was very friendly and easy to talk to. Great experience.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was early and replaced my starter (as recommended by someone else). I thought there might be an alternator issue as my car would not start when jumped and made clicking noises. Nicholas said my alternator was fine. Car started and he left. emailed his recommendations on oil change and brake work but nothing else was recommended. I was disappointed to find my car still had same issues 3 days later (had not been driven since Nicholas made repair). now i think batter may need to be replaced and i'm left wondering why he didn't check that if he was checking alternator. Feeling a little let down that wasn't checked by the mechanic. now, i have to have someone else look at it and pay another fee. not a happy camper now.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason is very knowledgeable about car engines, especially Toyota-brand. I appreciate the time and effort he spent into not only replacing my car's starter, but holding a conversation and thoroughly explaining each part that he checked over in a way that I could understand.

Damian

9 years of experience
388 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
God person, fast. Is a god worker. Thanks.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney showed up 15 minutes early for the scheduled appointment and did the starter install in less time than was quoted. He emailed me a detailed report of a complete evaluation of my car including some leaking gaskets I was not aware of. There was a complete estimate included with pricing for the recommended work. I plan on having the recommend work done shortly and I would recommend Rodney and Your Mechanic to everyone with repairs to be done.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Quick and great job!

David

11 years of experience
259 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Great guy very knowledgeable even went beyond my service to help pin point the real problem.

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on-time (early), professional, and honest. He never gave me the run-around or made any guarantees. He showed up for an inspection and diagnosed and replaced my starter in less than an hour because of his suggestion to run to the parts store while he was taking out the starter. I got back just in time with a new starter and he installed it and tightened my belts in less than half an hour. Best mechanic experience I've ever had. Car started perfectly. All this and he did it in a parking garage (granted he had space on both sides). He's won my business.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bloomingdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ram ProMaster 2500 $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2006 Dodge Magnum $304 $192.18 $111.98 11% $342.68
2012 Honda Insight $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $817 $577.26 $239.97 9% $899.76
2015 Lincoln MKZ $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2005 Porsche 911 $1580 $1356.08 $223.97 4% $1657.08

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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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