Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cambria Heights.

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Number of Reviews

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Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Very professional, on time for appointment,had everything he needed to fix my car. with no problems. Truly he is an expert at what he does. I was so impressed, if I have another problem with car I would probably contact yourmechanic.com again and only request he works on my car. I am a retired senior and like to know who is coming to help me. Thanks again.

Reyna

13 years of experience
39 reviews
Reyna
13 years of experience
Reyna was very nice. came early she did excellent job.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
,I like the concept of the mobile mechanics these guys are smart they know what they're doing and they're highly qualified to do the job right.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell was nice knowledgeable and professional. Work was fast and done right. I will be using this company in the future. I will tell friends about how satisfied I am with this company.

Attila

17 years of experience
437 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
You have a very personable contractor..Exceptional communication skills,showing honesty,delivering total compassion for delivering confidence in completing his job. He is a pleasure to work with! Thank you!

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Tyler was on time and immediately agreed with my assessment of the problem, a bad starter, making me feel better. He answered all my questions and extremely polite. Also, he finished in less time than was expected, and I heard him test the vehicle several times to be sure it was okay.

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Richard has worked on my truck twice, both times he was very quick and efficient. Was on time, if not early to the appointments and always made sure you were satisfied with the work before leaving. Would definitely ask for him again.

Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Josh came on time. Fixed my car very fast.

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Csme early completed and very diligent

Josh

22 years of experience
16 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Josh was really professional and was able to replace our starter in a reasonable amount of time, despite some complications. He came at night and had all the equipment and lights needed to do the work outside in the dark. The starter works perfectly now and we'll be contacting him again for any future repairs.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cambria Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Dodge Charger $214 $134.38 $79.99 11% $241.88
2011 Toyota Avalon $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Chevrolet Impala $298 $201.79 $95.98 9% $330.79
2011 Lexus GX460 $863 $502.70 $359.95 12% $986.45
2008 Audi TT $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
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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