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Number of Reviews

5,365

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Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
Thanks Isai! You are a rocking Renaissance Man. For anyone considering being serviced by YourMechanic, by Isai in particular, you are in great hands!
The best treatment and experience an old retirement man could expect

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Displayed Punctuality he showed up 30 minutes early, Professionalism by helping me learn about the issue. Would like for him to be sent 4 any of my vehicles. Thank you
Showed up early, communicated with me thoroughly, and got the job done successfully!

Tinashe

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Tinashe
12 years of experience
I've worked with Tinashe several times, and he's always punctual, professional, and personable. He's extremely competent, demonstrating detailed knowledge in every aspect of my car, and he's efficient, working quickly to minimize my cost. I trust his assessment of issues and his fair fees for the work performed. I highly recommend him!
On time, professional, and very knowledgeable. Completed work and performed detail inspection afterwards.

Antonios

17 years of experience
54 reviews
Antonios
17 years of experience
Professional

Ronald

28 years of experience
7 reviews
Ronald
28 years of experience
Great service! Saved my day!

Derrick

19 years of experience
19 reviews
Derrick
19 years of experience
Very good job, good customer skills, did his mechanic job well.

Jacob

14 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
14 years of experience
Did a great job

James

29 years of experience
647 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James made quick work of replacing my starter. I will be requesting him for future repairs and I will highly recommend him to others. He was courteous and efficient. He is excellent at his trade. I very much enjoyed meeting him and talking with him. Two thumbs up!

Joe

19 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
19 years of experience
Joe was awesome!!

Wes

9 years of experience
5 reviews
Wes
9 years of experience
Wes got the appointment at the last minute. Was going to be a little late from previous job but he texted to inform me. Turned out the problem I thought was going on wasn't an issue at all. He put some extra time in to make sure everything was good to go and vehicle was up and running again. I would definitely book him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Boston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Charger $287 $175.28 $111.98 11% $325.78
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2016 Nissan Sentra $294 $198.35 $95.98 10% $327.35
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $463 $383.29 $79.99 5% $490.79
2009 BMW Z4 $644 $428.10 $215.97 10% $718.35
2015 Maserati Quattroporte $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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