Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Garden City.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
He is the hardest worker I have ever seen!!! He worked in the cold and the pouring rain. I want no one but Jeffrey to ever work on my car again. he was the best.

Chris

19 years of experience
29 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Puntual. Knowledgeable. Personal. Skilled.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris was early and did a great job!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph showed up on time to replace my faulty starter which had previously been installed by Your Mechanic. While I was frustrated with the customer service department I couldn't take it out on him. He had the part installed within 15 minutes and I was ready to go. He was very informed and well taught on how to troubleshoot issues as my vehicle was flooded with no codes showing what was wrong & he knew a trick to determine the answer, got me up and on my way. :-)

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Showed up early and got the job done quickly and efficiently. Was ready to drive back to work in no time!

Robert

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
He is great. He double checked my car because I thought it was my starter. Turns out it's my battery cables and battery so I can get that fixed with him soon.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
On time and very professional. It was nice seeing someone taking pride in their work. Will contact if and when I need a mechanic.

David

8 years of experience
178 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Great job. Recommended!

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
He explained everything to me in detail and asked if I had questions. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was on time for appointment and was able to diagnose my car and fix it right away. Would recommend him for any fix on a car!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Garden City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Taurus $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80
2004 GMC Envoy XUV $662 $358.11 $303.96 13% $766.61
2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 $675 $467.40 $207.97 9% $746.90
2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2007 Audi S8 $1396 $419.95 $975.87 19% $1731.45

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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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