Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Douglas.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

26 years of experience
849 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Excellent!!! Couldn't have asked for better!

Jerome

23 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
thank you for all that you have done to help with repairing my car even with the bad weather -he came to the house -early -repaired my car -I am so happy that everything is running Great -Thank You Jerome !!

Erick

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
9 years of experience

William

8 years of experience
39 reviews
William
8 years of experience
Excellent service! Great price! William was fantastic. Replaced starter in 04 Corolla for a fraction (about a 1/3) of the price that my shop mechanic quoted me. I will definitely be using this service going forward with my "fleet" of older high mileage cars that I own to keep me and my wife and children driving on the road. I will definitely tell everyone about this mobile service. p.s. I don't normally post reviews, but I felt compelled to do so. Good mechanics at fair and affordable prices are hard to find!

Patrick

10 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
10 years of experience
Excellent in all respects.

AUDIE

32 years of experience
191 reviews
AUDIE
32 years of experience
Right on time, friendly and helpful. Done quickly, and also advised me of some other potential issues to keep an eye on.

Vlad

13 years of experience
79 reviews
Vlad
13 years of experience
Other than cancelling because part didn't arrive yet it was great. Vlad did a great job.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Jeff is the man period.

Keith

25 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Keith was great. Showed up on time and was done quickly. A true pro. I'll definitely be using him in the future.

Trevor

22 years of experience
11 reviews
Trevor
22 years of experience
Trevor was prompt and professional. He is very knowledgeable and took time to explain. The pricing was very competitive. I would strongly recommend services from yourmechanic.com.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Douglas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2009 GMC Canyon $598 $374.47 $223.97 11% $675.47
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $474 $321.59 $151.98 9% $525.84
2006 Lexus GS430 $467 $283.10 $183.97 11% $530.35
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2006 BMW M3 $789 $437.25 $351.95 13% $910.25

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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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