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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
My stater broke down yesterday night and needed a replacement quick! Carlos was very kind and helpful! He updated me letting me know he was on his way and let me know if there would be a delay, very professional! Got straight to work and finished faster than I thought it would take. Gave me a quote on a few things I needed to replace which is good because I don’t know if my car needs a few fixes here and there. SUCH AN AMAZING JOB 100 stars thank you so much!
Excellent service provided!

Chuck

8 years of experience
106 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Perfect

Adam

9 years of experience
8 reviews
Adam
9 years of experience
I was really satisfied with the service. I'll defenetily book Adam again.

Kemoy

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
20 years of experience
Quick and easy

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Awesome! Gary was early, he communicated very professionally. He also saved me money, a local rip-off joint garage had recommended I have my coolant changed, he checked it and said it was fine, and amended my bill. I had to have a warrantied starter replaced which I had to exchange in person, and Gary removed the defective part and installed the new part in a very reasonable amount of time. He is now our mechanic! I have been ripped off by 2 local garages in the Walnut Creek, CA area and I am so relieved and thrilled to have found a mechanic I can trust.

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Pretty good

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was wonderful. Prompt and totally efficient. My first experience with "Your Mechanic" and I'm delighted.

Julio

13 years of experience
77 reviews
Julio
13 years of experience
He did an awesome job, Within an hour he completed the task with precision and excellence!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
This was my first experience with Your Mechanic and it was a GREAT one!!!. I would highly recommend them to others and also say please listen to them when they advised you to do the Diagnostic Test, especially if your not sure with what is wrong.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Needed help to replace a starter on a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. I liked everything about the service - easy to book, upfront pricing, great communication, and repaired as promised. Ira arrived on time, was friendly, knowledgeable, well prepared and professional. Would definitely recommend!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in East Providence?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2010 Nissan Altima $292 $211.88 $79.99 8% $319.38
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 $580 $388.25 $191.97 10% $646.25
2005 Acura RSX $385 $233.49 $151.98 11% $437.74
2012 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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