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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

4,903

Rating Summary
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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Diagnosed the issues quickly and made every effort to rectify them as quickly as he could. Over came issues such as the auto shop putting the wrong part in the box and getting a defective part(oddly enough the same part) and having to go back to get a part that works and make my vehicle work.
Joseph was great! Took care of everything efficiently and professionally!

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely use service again.

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Friendly and messaged back quickly. Good experience.

Jose

12 years of experience
21 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
This is a great service. Quotes are easy to get online and the prices are more than reasonable. The convenience of having the service done at home is fantastic. I had a great experience with Jose. He called before he came and was on time for the appointment. Jose was very courteous and knowledgeable. He verified that the problem was with my starter and he promptly replaced it. Then he performed an oil change. He took great care at each step of the job and had no issues answering any questions I had about the car. I would highly recommend Jose.

Melvin

12 years of experience
157 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
Melvin was personable, knowledgeable and trustworthy, making my first experience with YourMechanic a very positive one. I would recommend Melvin over any of the other mechanics that I’ve gone to in the area. Signing up with YourMechanic and being able to get a quote so quickly was convenient.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Awesome. Great job.

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Best mechanic period and one heck of a gentleman! Showed up early, quickly diagnosed the problem and had the vehicle up and running in no time flat. When I need service on a vehicle in the future I am going to be calling and requesting Ben every single time and will be recommending to all of my friends and family.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason went above and beyond any expectations I could have had including working in the rain I will definitely use him again for any issues in the future

Jay

14 years of experience
40 reviews
Jay
14 years of experience
I was very happy with Jay. He was able to diagnose and replace my T 100's starter right in my driveway. He was on time (even early), polite, knowledgable and just all around pleasant. I felt very comfortable discussing the trucks condition with him. This was my first time using a mobile car repair and I am sure it won't be the last. Jay left a VERY good impression and is certainly an asset to your company.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Foxboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Golf $277 $181.33 $95.98 10% $310.33
2011 Hyundai Sonata $477 $276.92 $199.97 12% $545.67
2006 Mazda 6 $364 $236.03 $127.98 10% $408.03
2006 BMW X3 $566 $413.53 $151.98 8% $617.78
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $349 $253.20 $95.98 8% $382.20
2013 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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.

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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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