Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cheltenham.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

Rating Summary
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Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Awesome first experience with your mechanic. Ross had a great attitude and was very helpful and answered all our questions. He preformed the job as quoted and even inspected my vehicle further. Will recommend and use your mechanic again.
Good job!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
I have had him wok on the car twice, now. He comes prepared and gets the work done in good time. Highly recommended.
Very informed and intelligent mechanic. I'll request him in the cuture.

Abdul

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was great and I will definitely request him again.
Very professional and fast.

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
I was a little nervous using this online service and not knowing the mechanic. My fears were quickly relieved when James texted me the same day to make sure I was ordering the correct parts and service. I knew then I was not going to be nickled and dimed like in your regular mechanic shops. James guided me in making sure the issue I was having was the starter. I would definitely use this service again if I can choose James.

Sy

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Sy
9 years of experience
I had an appointment with Sy on a Friday at 3pm to get my starter replaced. When Sy's previous appointment was going longer than expected, he let me know right away that he would be late. His previous appointment ended up taking much more time than expected, so we had to reschedule - Not a big deal, these things happen. We rescheduled for the next day in the early afternoon. Sy showed up an hour early and was extremely friendly and professional. He was also very apologetic for having to reschedule our appointment. After checking a few things under the hood to make sure it was in fact my starter that was the problem, he installed the new starter and ensured my car was starting/running back to normal. Overall, it was a good experience using yourmechanic and I'd definitely recommend Sy to others.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Good guy,friendly and got thing done efficiently!!

Timmy

8 years of experience
43 reviews
Timmy
8 years of experience
Quick and easy. I felt very comfortable with his work.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was a excellent and very knowledgeable mechanic. I will highly recommend to anybody I know.

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Good

Jason

21 years of experience
187 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was great he was friendly on time knew what he was doing an i love that he didn't treat me like a dumb woman he got starter on rather fast an no mess left behind best mechanic I've dealt with in years


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cheltenham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Jeep Wrangler $223 $142.83 $79.99 10% $250.33
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2014 Dodge Charger $712 $631.58 $79.99 3% $739.08
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $456 $311.90 $143.98 9% $505.40
2015 Lincoln Navigator $240 $160.40 $79.99 10% $267.90
2007 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1304.53 $223.97 4% $1605.53

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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