Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Duluth.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Duluth

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5/5

Number of Reviews

14

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Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was and is very professional.

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Service was quick and thorough
He was very professional and friendly.....gave great car tips too and finished the job in less than the allotted time. I would most definitely recommend Kevin.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Jacob is great guy, very knowledgeable and quick.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Fran did what we asked very well and was honest enough to tell me another problem with my truck

Christopher

11 years of experience
7 reviews
Christopher
11 years of experience
Excellent

Mazyar

6 years of experience
76 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
He was polite and professional. On time for the appointment. Offered suggestions for recommended services. Allow me to test drive once the work was completed. I will be booking him again

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
I was looking around for a shop to replace my starter. I started with my trusted mechanic but he is always backed up. I have to either find a ride or wait around for hours as these repairs are performed. I stumbled on Your Mechanic and did the online quote. I called them as their quote included parts and I only needed someone to perform the labor. The quoted me a price on the phone that was almost half of most the shops and $40 less than my normal shop. I work from home so it was very convenient as all I had to do was open the garage door. Melvin was outstanding and very personable. I will recommend Melvin and Your Mechanic to everyone.

ROBERT

15 years of experience
26 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
Robert did a masterful job in replacing my car’s starter. Can’t recommend him enough!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
On time, and great work!

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Very hard working guy. Tough repair that he did in the rain. Great job!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Duluth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Buick Rendezvous $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2006 Hyundai Elantra $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2006 Ford Explorer $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $562 $418.12 $143.98 8% $611.62
2013 BMW 335i $640 $400.46 $239.97 11% $722.96
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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