Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Darby.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Andrew

13 years of experience
167 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Quick Response and Friendly Service. Would use him again and recommend him.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was amazing and even helped me identify other issues I had with my car! I love the convenience of getting my car fixed while working from home rather than having to find my way to a shop on my day off. Will request him again for future fixes!

Aquila

6 years of experience
11 reviews
Aquila
6 years of experience
great experience

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
I truly liked my experience with YourMechanic. The service was exceptional and the cost was reasonable; I appreciated that they made sure I understood exactly what I was paying for. Considering the alternative of having to pay for a tow truck to take transport the car to a garage, in addition to the repair costs, I can confidently say that I saved a good amount of money.

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience
He wasn't too friendly and a bit too sarcastic for my taste, but he got the job done.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Great service...................I will be using him again for sure. Fair prices and great work. You can't bet that . Very happy with Chris . THANK YOU

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
This is a great service and Art was wonderful to work with. I will never use any other service!

Miguel

19 years of experience
63 reviews
Miguel
19 years of experience
Excellent service!! Understood my situation and worked after business hours to complete repair same-day. Highly Recommend.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Changed my starter. Job well done will definitely use him for future vehicle problems!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Darby?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda S2000 $349 $205.11 $143.98 12% $398.61
2013 Kia Optima $297 $216.92 $79.99 8% $324.42
2008 Mazda B2300 $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2008 BMW Z4 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2015 Cadillac SRX $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2010 Porsche Cayman $1570 $1306.03 $263.96 5% $1660.78

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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