Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Clarks Hill.

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Number of Reviews

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Dan

37 years of experience
734 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Unfortunately my husband and I were both at work when we had Dan come and work on our 19 year old daughter's car. My daughter had nothing but nice things to say about him. He was professional, courteous, and quick with the repair. He even brought the car into the driveway for her. The price was just as expected, no hidden fees. I am recommending your service to all that need a auto repair person!!
In a word, painless. Dan arrived about 10-15 minutes early and efficiently finished the jobs I had requested. Dan and yourmechanic.com provided me with a much better alternative to leaving my car at a shop the night before and then being without transportation for the entire day.

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Stephen was punctual, capable, and generally awesome. He showed up on time, confirmed the problem right away, did the repair quickly and gave me a full diagnostic for my car. I'd definitely use Stephen again and would recommend his service to anyone.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
44 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
He made it on time and was friendly. Replaced the starter and fixed a fuse within less then the expected time frame.

Tung

14 years of experience
284 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
He arrived on time. Thoroughly diagnosed problem. Finished in a timely manner. Was polite and helpful.

Michael

8 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
8 years of experience
Michael was great. Was running a few minutes late, but let me know in advance and advised when he would arrive. Got the job done quickly and was very pleasant to deal with. I will certainly use YourMechanic.com and Michael again. Thanks!!

Ruben

12 years of experience
5 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Friendly, professional service. Highly recommended!

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
Jerome completed the work quicker than I expected. My car runs perfectly now.

Joseph

18 years of experience
21 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Courteous, warm, and on time. He's knowledgeable.

Nathan

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
everything went great and loved the price difference with others auto shops they charged me $600-$800.

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Clarks Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Sienna $268 $180.17 $87.98 10% $298.42
2007 Dodge Magnum $335 $223.41 $111.98 10% $373.91
2007 Jeep Patriot $223 $135.15 $87.98 11% $253.40
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 $569 $392.59 $175.97 9% $629.09
2005 Jaguar XJR $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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