Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Circle Pines.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,435

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Dellano

Dellano

16 years of experience
309 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Definitely would recommend. The first part supplied by Yourmechanic was the wrong part and the second one was defective. I ended up just overpaying for the part at the dealer but Dellano came back and put my starter on and gave me a thorough overview of other maintenance recommendations.
Eric

Eric

9 years of experience
222 reviews
Eric
9 years of experience
Showed up on time, efficiently diagnosed my problem and was able to get the needed part and have it installed in a short time (same morning). Back on the road quickly and painlessly. Great attitude and skills.
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Great guy. Fast , super nice and extremely knowledgeable
Bryant

Bryant

10 years of experience
177 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Bryant is very knoweledgeable and took great care of my Vehicle...If I have anymore problems and I use this service I hope Bryant will be my mechanic
John

John

17 years of experience
126 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John arrived early, got straight to work, finished the job earlier than expected, and was professional and friendly for the duration of his work. Excellent job!
Jimmy

Jimmy

26 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
26 years of experience
Abdul

Abdul

8 years of experience
279 reviews
Abdul
8 years of experience
Excellent!
Sergio

Sergio

7 years of experience
122 reviews
Sergio
7 years of experience
Professional, knowledgeable and courteous.
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
It was awesome he arrived before expected eta and was very professional
William

William

30 years of experience
69 reviews
William
30 years of experience
William arrived precisely at 7am and was a professional with the starter install


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Circle Pines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $349 $269.37 $79.99 7% $376.87
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2013 Dodge Journey $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2010 Audi Q7 $1367 $351.50 $1015.87 20% $1716.75
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $375 $295.23 $79.99 6% $402.73
2007 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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