Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fairhaven.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent experience. The mechanic was prompt and very professional. Courteous and knowledgeable.
Brandon was very professional and courteous. He arrived early and work quickly. He walked me through the issue and fixed the issue with no surprises. I will be requesting Brandon again!

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was great. Was ontime. Quick and efficient. He made sure everything was working perfectly and did a quick check after the repalcement. I definitely recommend him!

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet was professional and got the job done in a timely manner. Also had a great conversation with him! Really great guy!

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was awesome! He took the time to explain the issue and fixed my starter. I was very satisfied with his service. I have already bragged about my mechanic to all of my friends. Thank you "Your Mechanic" for providing this excellent service.

Steven

8 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
8 years of experience
Perfect!

Brad

21 years of experience
27 reviews
Brad
21 years of experience
I had a very tuff job on my vehicle and Brad got it taken care of. Would highly recommend

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Awesome - diagnosed very quickly, purchased the required part returned same day to complete work on vehicle

Jeffrey

14 years of experience
30 reviews
Jeffrey
14 years of experience
Kind courteous patient explained in detail what was wrong with our also gave hints on what could be done next to improve the quality of the car gangster quotes Fair labor prices

Honorio

17 years of experience
759 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Couldn't have been better. I wasn't even there where my starter had died, he did a perfect job and left the keys where I would find them.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fairhaven?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Hyundai Veloster $266 $185.98 $79.99 9% $293.48
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $460 $308.15 $151.98 10% $512.40
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2006 Lexus SC430 $656 $288.29 $367.95 16% $782.79
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2012 Audi S5 $866 $682.25 $183.97 6% $929.50

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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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