Car Starter Repair at your home or office in East Meadow.

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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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Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome did an excellent job on my car. He called and showed up on time. He also did a great job putting my starter on. Great quality service!!
Great service friendly guy

Brett

23 years of experience
162 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Very professional and efficient. Very helpful with some questions I had and took his time to make sure I was happy. He was able to complete the work (starter replacement '08 accord / not easy) and did not need one of the items I was originally charged for and removed them on his own....I would never have known the difference. He lowered the cost of the work and got it done correctly and quickly. It was great to deal with a real mechanic who was very knowledgeable and honest.

Abdul

9 years of experience
404 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very professional and friendly and got the job done quickly ...

Edmar

20 years of experience
144 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great

Nathan

15 years of experience
184 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Nathan replaced the starter in my Honda Accord. 180k miles and starts like it’s brand new. Thanks, Nathan!

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very nice, got right to work, and had the problem ( a new starter) fixed in under an hour. I appreciate the convenience of the mechanic coming out to our residence. He did not add charges beyond the online estimate, which is why I will call Your Mechanic again. Jose does good quality work at a fair price- and I highly recommend him!

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Awesome, early, and knowledgeable.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Quick service and very friendly. It was a pleasure doing business.

Glen

11 years of experience
6 reviews
Glen
11 years of experience
Glen was fantastic. Prompt, courteous, and did a beautiful job. Highest recommendation.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
HE communicated, answered any questions I had, and made me feel he knew what he needed to do.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in East Meadow?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2009 Hyundai Sonata $279 $183.05 $95.98 10% $312.05
2012 Jeep Wrangler $214 $133.61 $79.99 11% $241.11
2005 BMW Z4 $425 $305.31 $119.98 8% $466.56
2009 Land Rover Range Rover $425 $345.21 $79.99 6% $452.71
2013 BMW M6 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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.

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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