Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fort Lee.

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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

4,963

Rating Summary
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Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt was very friendly and easy to talk to. Great experience.
Awesome mechanic! Diagnosed my problem and had a new starter in ....all under an hour! Before this I took my truck to a shop ...had to have it towed in and they were so rude that I had it towed home and booked Matt to fix it. So glad I did! Wish he had been my first step but I know better now. Thanks again Matt

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin is amazing!!! Thank you for your time and effort! I'm very pleased and will go thru this company again!
I found Your Mechanic after my SUV broke down at home, after doing an internet search for a mobile mechanic, since I did not want to spend about $50 to $100 to have my SUV towed to a local mechanic. After reading some of the online reviews about Your Mechanic, I decided to give them a try. Kevin the mechanic that came out to my home was a very nice, professional, personable, friendly man that seemed to know his stuff. I was shocked and amazed that it took Kevin only a few minutes to diagnose the problem that I needed a new part at a very reasonable price. When Kevin returned with the new part, it took him only a few minutes to install it and he was done. Overall, I found the customer service at Your Mechanic outstanding with no complaints or recommendations for improvement. The nicest thing I can say about Kevin the mechanic is, he treated me and talked to me like a good close friend that knew EVERYTHING about cars . . . which I greatly appreciated! I plan to recommend Your Mechanic to all of my family and friends, and I hope that they get Kevin when they call for help.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent experience. The mechanic was prompt and very professional. Courteous and knowledgeable.
Excellent service. Would highly recommend.

Luis

7 years of experience
89 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Verry Professianal knowledgeable kept me informed during the entire repair verry happy with the service

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim was excellent. Your Mechanic was so/so. I had issues with the wrong price showing up in my account. Thankfully I noticed, and they fixed the problem before the appointment. Then they had the wrong part for Tim to install so he had to leave for about an hour to go get the correct part. He did everything in his power to get the job done quickly, correctly, and professionally. The rating is based on his work.

James

28 years of experience
571 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Professional and effective. James knows cars. A great mechanic!

Tinashe

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
I've worked with Tinashe several times, and he's always punctual, professional, and personable. He's extremely competent, demonstrating detailed knowledge in every aspect of my car, and he's efficient, working quickly to minimize my cost. I trust his assessment of issues and his fair fees for the work performed. I highly recommend him!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish did a great job and more checking my vehicle for everything even after fixing it...great job

Erick

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Erick
17 years of experience
Fantastic service! Very kind gentleman with a lot of knowledge.

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fort Lee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Hyundai Elantra $261 $181.23 $79.99 9% $288.73
2006 Kia Rio5 $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2010 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2005 BMW 325Ci $698 $441.55 $255.96 11% $785.55
2014 BMW 428i xDrive $704 $495.53 $207.97 9% $775.03
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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