Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Glen Ellyn.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was great. He was early and jumped right on the job. He was friendly and did a great job. He explained his work and other issues with my car that I should keep an eye on. I would highly recommend Brandon and would gladly have him service my car again.
experience was great job was done in a timely manner very satisfied

Tinashe

11 years of experience
254 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe arrived early for the appointment and completed the job in a timely manner.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great communications, he was there on time and only took 39 minutes for the repairs.. I will use this source again.

Jeshua

5 years of experience
51 reviews
Jeshua
5 years of experience
Jeshua was very knowledgeable about my vehicle. He his time to clearly explain to me the problem of my vehicle and aided me with a solution of repairing my vehicle. I am so happy I called "Your Mechanic" now I am back on the road, and all thanks to Jeshuas! He is very meticulous, efficient and pleasant. The experience and service was better than I had expected... It was GREAT! Jeshua, Thank you so much for repairing my vehicle on a rainy SUNDAY afternoon...You are now my favorite mechanic!

Jason

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Jason
23 years of experience
He know his job, he was not rushing the job or sell you more services.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles knows his stuff! He’s friendly and helpful!

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Awesome job. Very nice guy. Very professional

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
He was very professional, took time and detail on inspection and starter replacement reports were send accordingly. would recommend and book in the future.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Well qualified mechanic and friendly. He diagnosed the problems even when I thought it was something else

Hector

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
12 years of experience
Very cool service. saved me a lot of time.!!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glen Ellyn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Pontiac Grand Am $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2010 Lotus Elise $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2006 Ford Freestyle $345 $248.98 $95.98 8% $377.98
2011 BMW X5 $552 $392.26 $159.98 9% $607.26
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 $1046 $965.77 $79.99 2% $1073.27
2012 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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