Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Colonial Heights.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,891

Rating Summary
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Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Ontime, courtious, professional. Definately use his help again.
Did a good job with my car

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service
Excellent work, great guy. There's no one other than Rodric, that I will allow to work on my vehicles or recommend!

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick was great and would highly recommend

Napoleon

25 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
This was first time using YourMechanic. My friends used YourMechanic and recommended them. He Very professional and pleasant. He finished the job in 1 hour. Me and mom like this because we don't have to be waiting at dealer. We were just at home relaxing at home especially my mother is a senior. So this was perfect to use YourMechanic coming to the house.

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
I needed the starter replaced on my 2007 volkswagen jetta and James arrived a little early and did the installation and also a thorough inspection of my car. He got it up and running and was very professional and a pleasure to have complete the work. I already have recommended him to others. Thank you!

Glenn

19 years of experience
30 reviews
Glenn
19 years of experience
Good

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
very knowledgeable. good service. good price.

Aaron

17 years of experience
17 reviews
Aaron
17 years of experience
Aaron replaced the starter in my truck while I was at work. Job was done quickly. Labor charge was very reasonable, I didn't miss any work, and no towing charge! He recommended some minor maintenance that my truck may need in the future. Overall very satisfied.

Michael

9 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Arrived on time, professional, very efficient, friendly and courteous.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1073 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Thanks, Theodore


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Colonial Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $490 $321.98 $167.97 10% $547.73
2008 Kia Sedona $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara $267 $187.37 $79.99 9% $294.87
2015 Audi A6 Quattro $845 $660.94 $183.97 6% $908.19
2010 Lexus RX450h $637 $340.93 $295.96 13% $738.68
2011 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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