Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Columbus.

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Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
It was good...
My first experience with yourmechanic.com. I will recommend it to everyone I speak with. What an awesome service AND I am so pleased to know that Michael will receive notice for any further work I need completed. Keep up the great work !!! --Chuck

Daniel

28 years of experience
20 reviews
Daniel
28 years of experience
Daniel was great! He reached out to me prior to my appointment to let me know when he would be arriving and quickly communicated any changes. He clearly explained everything that he was doing and checking on my car and made recommendations for future maintenance. Daniel did an excellent job and I will definitely be contacting him in the future for any auto repair needs that I have.

Aldo

10 years of experience
34 reviews
Aldo
10 years of experience
Aldo was great!! He was actually at my house at the precise time and was quic, efficient, and friendly. He also double checked to even ensure the service I needed was the correct issue before beginning the work!! Great job and I would highly recommend!!

Luis

7 years of experience
89 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Luis was great and I would use him again.

Patrick

19 years of experience
7 reviews
Patrick
19 years of experience
Patrick was very professional. He showed up on time. He informed me about the progress as he did the work. And he cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him.

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
Luis came out to replace my starter after he diagnosed it was the starter causing the issue of my car not starting. Legit guy, knows what he is doing and a great personality. He even checked other parts of my car and told me my oil was low and recommended some other items to get taken care of soon and showed me the areas/parts so I could understand better. I really appreciate the quality of his service.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
This was my first time using this service. I had a great experience with Richard. Was able to take care of my Starter, and got me up running in 30mins. Will be using this service again. Thanks Richard

Alfred

11 years of experience
333 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred messaged me and offered to come earlier (which was perfect for me). He was very helpful explaining what was going out with my car and fixed everything really fast. Definitely using his services again!

Victor

9 years of experience
200 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Great service. Left area very clean. Very professional.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Car wouldn't start. Brought it to a mechanic who said that starter needed changing. Ruben determined problem was really bad battery. Saved me over $300 in unneeded repairs.


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 Mazda 6 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2014 Kia Cadenza $351 $271.33 $79.99 7% $378.83
2013 Ford Focus $407 $327.07 $79.99 6% $434.57
2011 Lexus CT200h $612 $315.54 $295.96 14% $713.29
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $657 $537.16 $119.98 5% $698.41
2014 Audi S7 $739 $554.54 $183.97 7% $801.79

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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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