Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Covington.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
I needed a Starter replaced, the accessibility on it was so limited. Chris had serviced another vehicle of mine previously, I was so impressed then with his knowledge and abilities, thus requested for him specifically. Again, just as the previous time, contacted me and arrived promptly. He worked on it immediately and got my back my car back in business within the promised time frame. I have dealt with many car technicians in the past, seriously, no one comes close.
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely manner.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
He got here 45 minutes before the scheduled appointment and got right to work very polite and very professional thank Jay I'm very happy with the work you did..
Jay did an excellent job. Professional and honest. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Honorio

17 years of experience
757 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Couldn't have been better. I wasn't even there where my starter had died, he did a perfect job and left the keys where I would find them.
He is friendly and works pretty fast.

Stacy

22 years of experience
99 reviews
Stacy
22 years of experience
Quick, professional, and pleasant. A great experience!

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was great. Was ontime. Quick and efficient. He made sure everything was working perfectly and did a quick check after the repalcement. I definitely recommend him!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
This is the first time I am using Your Mechanic services. I guess they sent out the PRO b/c my last appt. with yourMechanic was canceled at the last minute. I don' t get this services at my normal garage ( paying 30-40% more) with pictures + voice reports. Ian was early and finished way before estimated time. He did not seem annoyed with all my questions. Hope you guys can expand this concepts to all kind of services.

Oreste

12 years of experience
111 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
He was wonderful, he was right on time. My car is quite old (1997 Nissan Pathfinder), and he told me the other issues my car had. He did his job super quickly. I would definitely love to use Oreste again!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Excellent technician. Very friendly. Extremely prompt. Made the whole repair process a pleasure. Jose is courteous, thoughtful, patient, and a good listener. A perfect job!

Angel

26 years of experience
117 reviews
Angel
26 years of experience
He was amazing. Took 2 visits but he got my old Jeep up and running great.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Excellent service!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Covington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Toyota Highlander $272 $168.51 $103.98 11% $308.26
2010 Kia Forte $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2008 Chevrolet Colorado $745 $352.93 $391.95 15% $879.68
2012 Acura TL $372 $291.58 $79.99 6% $399.08
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2015 Audi S8 $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.

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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