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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

Rating Summary
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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic and person
Excellent experience. The mechanic was prompt and very professional. Courteous and knowledgeable.

Bernie

50 years of experience
29 reviews
Bernie
50 years of experience
Impressive

Clarissa

25 years of experience
159 reviews
Clarissa
25 years of experience
Absolutely outstanding

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was amazing! Quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it within the hour. Way better and convenient than taking it to a shop! I will be requesting his service when I need an oil change. Thanks Peter!

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dom was amazing. Fast and curteous. I highly recommend him.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great

Jose

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
If I could give Kyle a 100 score I would. I was skeptical about the yourmechanic service itself but Kyle changed that. He first drove out of his way to get my starter at a different autozone, a good 20 minutes out. Then when he showed up he switched the starter itself in 30 minutes flat. When the car only started intermittently he then took an additional 2+ hours to diagnose the problem until he figured it out. He could have left and rescheduled me for another day but he took into consideration that i really needed my car. He really went above and beyond and he did this even while he and his family were dealing with their own problems. That says more about him than my words ever could. Thank you Kyle and thank you Your Mechanic.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
He was fantastic,he got the job done quick he was easy going and I could he knew what he was doing

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great work. No problems after replacement


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chester Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Freestar $301 $221.32 $79.99 8% $328.82
2012 Buick Enclave $400 $287.95 $111.98 8% $438.45
2005 Nissan 350Z $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2012 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2009 BMW X6 $828 $475.71 $351.95 12% $948.71
2013 Audi S5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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