Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gardner.

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$155.87 - $1,116.68

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,184

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Ben

17 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
17 years of experience
Ben was excellent! He arrived a few minutes before the scheduled appointment and was ready to start the job. He replaced the starter on my Taurus and now it starts with just half a turn of the key! And he even gave me a discount since this was my first time using the service. Will use Ben and this service for all our future repairs. Thanks!

Chris

15 years of experience
251 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Chris was arrived a bit earlier and provided an excellent job in short time given the difficulty of the replacement.

Wesley

15 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
15 years of experience
As stated in the "Comments" section, Wes called 5 minutes after I booked the appointment to get details on the problem. Next, he arrived about an hour later (waaaay earlier than the appointment time) as he told me he might be able to come by earlier. Wes diagnosed the problem within minutes and had a new starter in my vehicle in about 20 minutes. Amazing! Wesley was professional, polite, and great at his job. Wes even gave me a discount as a first-time customer. Many thanks to Wes!!

Curtis

28 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
28 years of experience
Curtis is as nice a person as you can meet and a super mechanic.

Travis

14 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
14 years of experience
Travis was on time -- Knowledgeable -- efficient -- and did a great job

Graham

16 years of experience
111 reviews
Graham
16 years of experience
Will be requesting Graham for any future services!

Joe

42 years of experience
720 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
I had a wonderful experience with Joe a few days ago. He arrived promptly at 7 A.M. and immediately got to work. An hour later my starter was replaced and I was able to go to work. I am so happy I decided to use this service and have told many family and friends about it since.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Jonathan was incredible! He was prompt, professional and had my Jeep running like new in no time. I would highly recommend Jonathan and will continue to use him going forward!

Nathaniel

9 years of experience
162 reviews
Nathaniel
9 years of experience
Nate, showed up made his evaluation and went to work. A Real Pro ! Also noted the last mechanic had procured wrong starter at first glance. It only took him 45 min to remove and install the starter. Great mechanic had all the right tools and torque wrenches. I would highly recommend this young man for any of my mobile repair needs. Great representative for My Mechanic.com. This was a great experience. Jim

Matthew

9 years of experience
36 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matt took less time to replace the electronic starter on my Jeep than it did for me to watch the YouTube video on how I could replace the starter myself! Major dose of humility! 


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gardner?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic $319 $223.41 $95.98 9% $352.41
2009 Chrysler Sebring $319 $174.99 $143.98 13% $368.49
2005 Toyota Tacoma $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2013 Lexus ES300h $581 $284.87 $295.96 14% $682.62
2009 Mini Cooper $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2008 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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