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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,024

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Curtis

27 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
I was very pleased with the mechanic mannerism. He was quite professional. I was pleased with the service.
Excellent work

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
846 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Best service yet
Jeffery was very knowledgable about replacing the starter. After locating the starter in the engine myself, I thought it would be a very difficult thing to do but Jeff had the starter removed and replaced rather fast and without any problems at all. Very impressed!

Eric

13 years of experience
125 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
He was great. Thank you for your help
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!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Great communication!! Great knowledge!! Very prompt and efficient!! Would definitely recommend Your Mechanic and Steven to anyone that needs their car serviced!! Best mechanic experience without the overblown prices!!

Miguel

33 years of experience
251 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Very friendly

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris is a top notch mechanic!! He showed up 10 minutes early, told me how long the job would take, and finished in under that time. Had I taken my car to the shop it would have wasted a whole day. This took less than one hour to have my starter replaced and oil changed. Chris is a great mechanic and I will be happy to schedule him again for any future repair needs!!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
He was good

Juan

8 years of experience
183 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Very professional, friendly, and efficient. The invoice had a mistake and was quoting us way higher than what we were originally quoted. Juan made sure to only charge us the original price.

Bernie

50 years of experience
48 reviews
Bernie
50 years of experience
Impressive

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
Lewiss you were awesome. I like how my questions were answered to where I can understand. The face to face customer service was friendly and kind. My car is running great!! I will definitely call this company again for service


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
2004 Aston Martin DB7 $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty $303 $223.18 $79.99 8% $330.68
2012 Chrysler Town & Country $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe $672 $495.53 $175.97 8% $732.03
2006 Cadillac STS $582 $365.76 $215.97 11% $656.01
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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