Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Blythewood.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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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 was very through, quick and knowledeable. 10/10 I would use his service again. Thank you for coming out early.

Jonathan

11 years of experience
144 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
I cannot say enough good things about Jon and my experience with YourMechanic. Jon is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant. He explained everything he was doing and the reasons behind all his steps. He worked on my car during a thunder storm, pouring rain, and repaired my defective starter. He also discovered a nail in one of my tires!!! This was my first time as a client for and I will Definitely be using the service again if needed!!! Thank you Jon and YourMechanic!! I am one very happy & satisfied customer!

Michael

9 years of experience
24 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Michael was very professional and knowledgeable. He had my car up and running again very quickly with no problems.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
He did a great job! A true life saver. :)

Collins

10 years of experience
125 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
OMG... Collin was the best, early, even on short notice,professional,did the job which im very pleased, i highly recommend Collin Thanks alot to Collin + Yourmechanic

Joe

13 years of experience
360 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Excellent service and experience!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1054 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
A1 customer service A1 work...Honest, reliable, and efficient / knowledgeable nobody does it any better...Let's just say if we won the lotto tonight he'd be our personal mechanic tomorrow and that says it all...

Dan

37 years of experience
734 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
AAA 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience

Oreste

12 years of experience
123 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
He was wonderful, he was right on time. My car is quite old (1997 Nissan Pathfinder), and he told me the other issues my car had. He did his job super quickly. I would definitely love to use Oreste again!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Blythewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Camry $451 $370.99 $79.99 5% $478.49
2009 Dodge Caliber $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2015 Ram 2500 $440 $359.98 $79.99 5% $467.48
2015 Acura TLX $943 $863.43 $79.99 2% $970.93
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $643 $395.21 $247.96 11% $728.46
2008 Jaguar XK $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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