Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Cottage Grove.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Yahshifs was professional, on-time, and courteous. Will definitely use this service again.

Calvin

11 years of experience
22 reviews
Calvin
11 years of experience
Calvin is an excellent Mechanic. I would recommend him completely.

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was professional and efficient. Great experience, will use Your Mechanic again

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was very professional and a pleasure to have work on my car. This has been the most convenient way I've ever had my car worked on and I am immediately pleased with Martin and "your mechanic". Anyone looking to have their car worked on should be very happy to have Martin as your mechanic. Will be a returning customer

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff came out and put starter and ignition switch on my truck. Also found a horn fuse that was blown. Very good job!!!

Scott

34 years of experience
594 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was great! Showed up early, very knowledgeable and easy to talk too. Installed a new starter in no time at all. Great experience and very satisfied. I will definetly be calling Scott again!

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I scheduled an appointment with Ben at 9am to replace the starter on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. Ben arrived around 9:15, greeted me, apologized for being a bit late as he stopped to pick up the part, took a look at my car and let me know that it would take about an hour. 40 minutes later he was done. He explained what he did, showed me that my car started, answered all my questions, bid me farewell and left. All before 10am. I found Ben to be very personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend his services.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Did an awesome job. Finished earlier than I expected. Cool helpful guy.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was great. Gave me a great quote that was less than I received from two other shops. His schedule was booked for a week, but when I explained I needed my car for work, he came to my home at 9PM to complete the job! The car is running great, and at a great value. Couldn't be more pleased.

Mila

9 years of experience
93 reviews
Mila
9 years of experience
Effficient And Quality Work Mary


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Cottage Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Jetta $388 $291.58 $95.98 7% $420.58
2013 Dodge Avenger $479 $295.23 $183.97 11% $542.48
2015 Jeep Patriot $314 $185.98 $127.98 12% $357.98
2006 Audi A6 Quattro $368 $247.76 $119.98 10% $409.01
2014 Audi A4 Quattro $640 $432.06 $207.97 10% $711.56
2015 Audi S3 $725 $644.88 $79.99 3% $752.38

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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.

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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