Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fanwood.

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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

4,984

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Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He was on time, friendly and professional.
OMG!! I was not aware of this service until I NEEDED too; nonetheless I was able to book with Chris and he is AWESOME. Not only did he arrive a little early, he also called earlier due to a cancellation. His abilities are not limited and he is VERY professional. We discussed other work need on my vehicle and he was very thorough about the process and quote. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS; I will be scheduling with him again!

Aaron

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Aaron
13 years of experience
Aaron is the best. My personal mechanic from now. Ultimate professionalism and highly knowledgeable. He will do well in all his endeavors. My son and I are so very happy to have met him.

Chris

14 years of experience
236 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris arrive on time and began to work right away. He checked everything related to the problem and solve it.

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.

Rodrigo

11 years of experience
121 reviews
Rodrigo
11 years of experience
Perfect, great guy and did fantastic work!! Will ask for him with any additional work I have to get done.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
He did the job and let me know of other issues i highly recommend him because he came early was quick and effective.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
He was very nice. He did a great nice and quick job.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Very professional & knowledgeable of the job he's doing. Gave me some tips on taking care of my car. Would definitely recommend to my friends &family for future repairs. Good job

Damian

9 years of experience
402 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian, amazing mechanic. He worked on my dad's 2003 Honda Accord and brought it back to life. Now, we are able to drive the vehicle and it runs smooth. Thank you so much!!!

Richard

14 years of experience
16 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
Richard arrived within the specified time frame for my appointment, which I appreciated. He worked on my car in the garage, and despite the hot day, was still friendly and took the time to explain the repair he was going to make. He finished the work within an hour...while I relaxed upstairs in my apartment. It was great! This is the first time I've used YourMechanic, and I was very impressed by the whole experience. Would definitely use YourMechanic and Richard again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fanwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Dodge Intrepid $452 $292.52 $159.98 10% $507.52
2009 Mazda 3 $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2015 Ram 1500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2011 BMW 740Li $652 $444.30 $207.97 9% $723.80
2015 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2013 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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