Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Columbia.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Columbia

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4.5/5

Number of Reviews

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James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
James was awesome, it did not take long and I was back on the road again. I would like to request James for future car maintenance. I was skeptical about using "yourmechanic.com, I am soooo glad I did. Extremely lower than the dealer.
Great job. Also he saved my life by pointing out a very large and active bee hive on my tree.

Andrew

9 years of experience
233 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was Great, timely, patient and professional.
Andrew was great, work was completed quickly and now my car is back and running so I'm very happy and would definitely work with him again if I need to.

Glen

11 years of experience
6 reviews
Glen
11 years of experience
Glen was fantastic. Prompt, courteous, and did a beautiful job. Highest recommendation.

Jerome

22 years of experience
406 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome is an excellent mechanic. He is professional and personable. I am looking forward to working with Jerome again in the near future.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
He had gotten there early and was waiting when I drove up. Robert was incredible. He answered all my questions and knew exactly what he was doing. However at one point, he asked me where the part was and I said you were supposed to bring it. He looked at his phone and realized he looked at the wrong work order, so he had to run and get it. He said 20 minutes, forgot about traffic and took an hour. If he hadnt been such a nice person, I would have been angry. Those things happen. He fixed it perfectly and as soon as I turned the key the car started.

Collins

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collines showed up on time and did a great job explaining what the problem was and what he needed to do fix it. I’ll definitely look to use him again for any future issues.

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Eric arrived exactly on schedule. He took some time to check all other parts before starting. He was clean, courteous, and professional. At the end, he gave some recommendations about parts that might need to be replaced soon, but ensured that it was not urgent. It was my first time using this service and would definitely use it again when needed!

Milton

35 years of experience
204 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
Best honest mechanic I’ve ever dealt with! This guy is very professional and knows his craft.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Very prompt and professional, replaced a starter in old farm pick up truck.

Fred

31 years of experience
7 reviews
Fred
31 years of experience
Fred was awesome, efficient, experienced and fast. Replaced my started on my 2005 Honda got my car going in no time. Thank you.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chrysler 300 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2005 Hummer H2 $322 $233.98 $87.98 8% $352.23
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 $386 $289.61 $95.98 7% $418.61
2006 Lexus GX470 $405 $196.87 $207.97 15% $476.37
2013 Audi S6 $692 $507.78 $183.97 8% $755.03

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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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