Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Columbus.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Great experience and very professional.
Alfredo was prompt, courteous and professional. He replaced the starter in my vehicle and gave me recommendations for the general care of the car. Really good guy and great quality of work and service.

David

14 years of experience
583 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.
David is very knowledgeable and experienced in his field. Thanks David

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Tony was always prompt and friendly. Would definitely recommend him.
Straight to point. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond of what was necessary. He provided me with tips for future incidents.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
244 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
I've worked with Tinashe several times, and he's always punctual, professional, and personable. He's extremely competent, demonstrating detailed knowledge in every aspect of my car, and he's efficient, working quickly to minimize my cost. I trust his assessment of issues and his fair fees for the work performed. I highly recommend him!
Professional service overall.

Jose

13 years of experience
247 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
timely

David

9 years of experience
142 reviews
David
9 years of experience
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Michael

25 years of experience
224 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Michael was very professional, called me one day before the appointment to make sure everything was on track. He showed up on time to the appointment with a professional appearance and tools. My car was inoperable upon his arrival and helped me push my 3800 lbs vehicle all the way into the apartment complex. He began inspecting the starter that needed replacement and discovered the previous mechanic had not seated the electrical wiring properly and thus the starter did not need be replaced. Most mechanics would of pulled a shady move and still went ahead and replaced it. Due to his findings he was able to save me money and time! I can't wait to work with him again.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco came to my home to check out my car since it would not start. I did not want to go through the hassle of having to tow it to a repair shop and wait around. I had a problem with my starter. With repairs like this you would think you'd have to go to a repair shop but I'm relieved I was able to have it fixed at my home from someone professional. He came and checked out my problem (which took less than an hour), provided an estimate along with how much time/labor would be involved and the next day came and made the repair. And I was able to save time without waiting around for other customers and cars ahead of mine like at a shop. I'd definitely use the service and call him again in the future :)

Andrew

9 years of experience
530 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was great showed up on time and explained everything in detail. Would recommend again.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris is the best mechanic I have had. The mobile mechanic experience is great. Thank you!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Columbus?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Kia Forte5 $330 $249.63 $79.99 7% $357.13
2009 Volkswagen Eos $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2004 Toyota Tundra $224 $144.32 $79.99 10% $251.82
2014 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $923 $715.15 $207.97 7% $994.65
2012 Land Rover Range Rover $740 $611.62 $127.98 5% $783.62
2008 Porsche 911 $706 $482.48 $223.97 9% $783.48

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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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