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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
He's a KEEPER

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was punctual and professional. I was unable to be home for the appointment due to a prior engagement, he met with my wife and completed exactly what we had spoken of on his way in. we could not have had a better experience. Thanks Abdul.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was super nice and very helpful! He replaced my starter lightening fast and did a phenomenal job! I would defiantly use him again.

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
I was very pleased with Sergio's promptness. He arrived 30 minutes before the scheduled time. He was very knowledgeable and informative in explaining what was wrong with my vehicle and he made suggestions on what was needed for it to continue to run smoothly.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
He did an excellent job would use him again thanks for the service

Brandon

18 years of experience
765 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I will use Mr. Brandon did a great job I will recommend this mechanic again.

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very skilled professional. I rightly recommend.

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Perfect Work!!!

Nate

19 years of experience
90 reviews
Nate
19 years of experience

Theodore

14 years of experience
1057 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is awesome, with his excellent skills, was extremely professional and courteous the whole time he was working on my car.Theodore was on time and diagnosed the problem quickly. He was able to get parts and have it fixed. This was my first time using YourMechanic Service. I was very pleased with Theodore's performance and would refer him to anyone needing service done on their car. I will continue to have him work on my vehicles in the future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bristol?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2005 Pontiac GTO $356 $275.98 $79.99 7% $383.48
2012 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2013 Mercedes-Benz E550 $1140 $931.71 $207.97 5% $1211.21
2008 BMW 650i $1083 $474.67 $607.92 16% $1291.67
2011 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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