Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Charleston Afb.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was friendly, courteous and polite. He arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled time and completed replacing the starter in my car in 30 minutes. I received an email after with pictures and notes regarding things that I need to have done in the future. I will definitely use him again!
Harishs is a very savvy and professional mechanic. I would recommend him.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I will use Mr. Brandon did a great job I will recommend this mechanic again.
I've read bad reviews for people using YourMechanic but my experience was far from it. Brandon is professional, efficient, and has proven he has the background and knowledge to be an all-around mechanic. Great working with him!

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Choeun was best machanic i have ever had!!! Very detaild and even explains everything A to Z very comfortable with him right away... He gives a 100 percent even explained things to me i didnt know about my car hes awesome can tell he loves being a machanic for sure gets the job done right  a must keep mechanic.

Michael

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Prompt, courteous and knowledgeable.

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen made my day! showed up earlier than actual appointment time and he fixed everything very quickly. He is so kind to work with and very knowledgeable about what he does. Very honest and strong for detail. he even cleaned my corrosive battery entrance like he treats his car and explained everything. Also he kindly advises what's next issue that I have to concern in the car.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Arrived promptly, quickly diagnosed the problem and got to work on it without pressuring us into paying for anything we didn't need.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 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.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe's a professional and fast

Carlos

23 years of experience
122 reviews
Carlos
23 years of experience
I will definitely call Carlos again if we have any other car issues. He has been around for awhile and obviously knows what he is doing. We rescheduled because it was way too hot to be working outside and he was very flexible with setting a new appointment time. He showed us the new part and even recorded the sound of the dysfunctional starter so we could hear how much better is was with the new one. Very satisfied with his work.

Zachary

7 years of experience
42 reviews
Zachary
7 years of experience
Good man


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Charleston Afb?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic $343 $247.48 $95.98 8% $376.48
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2004 Land Rover Range Rover $618 $490.33 $127.98 6% $662.33
2004 Infiniti FX35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2013 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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.

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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