Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fairview.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
My experience was great, Brandon was very professional and punctual. He finished the work in a timely manner. Thank you Brandon and thank you My Mechanic
No issue with Brandon...just YourMechanic, car still doesn't work and no diagnostic done to validate part works.

Nathan

28 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
28 years of experience
It was extremely satisfying and he is a very good professional
Nathan was on time and very nice. He worked on my car , we talked and he got the job done. My car is finally running again. I will be using Nathan again and recommending him to others.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Job well done
Contacted me to let me know he would be early and did a great job.

Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Quick Response and Friendly Service. Would use him again and recommend him.

Alexander

5 years of experience
55 reviews
Alexander
5 years of experience
Alexander was so professional and courteous. Got the job done well.

Mathew

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
23 years of experience
Quick and professional!

Kevin

16 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
16 years of experience
Prompt, polite, explained things, handled everything as requested. A great first time experience. Definitely will book Kevin again.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
my experience w Chet was pleasant and shows knowledge in his field

William

11 years of experience
29 reviews
William
11 years of experience
Williams was very professional and knowledgeable about my older model truck.

Taoufik

4 years of experience
36 reviews
Taoufik
4 years of experience
I have had some bad experiences with mechanics but Taoufik was amazing he arrived on time and got my car crunk again I am a highly satisfied customer I will be using YourMechanic services again !!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fairview?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Honda Civic $1038 $894.24 $143.98 4% $1087.74
2011 Hyundai Sonata $554 $354.02 $199.97 11% $622.77
2006 Buick Allure $457 $328.76 $127.98 8% $500.76
2008 BMW 750Li $1076 $500.22 $575.92 15% $1274.22
2005 BMW 745Li $1057 $481.29 $575.92 15% $1255.29
2009 Porsche Boxster $1556 $1332.05 $223.97 4% $1633.05

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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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