Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Great Lakes.

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Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier arrived exactly on time and was able to diagnose and fix the problem without any issues. Very friendly guy and he saved me a lot of trouble. Before I discovered yourmechanic, I e-mailed and called several shops around Jacksonville (including the Honda dealer!) for help with my issue and got zero replies. A service like this is a long time coming. Based solely on my experience with Xavier, I would not hesitate to recommend this service to my family and friends.

Dominic

26 years of experience
122 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dom was amazing. Fast and curteous. I highly recommend him.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
559 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
He was very professional and completed the job in 45 minutes. Thank you again Pardeep.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was really friendly and very professional and made my bad situation so much better. Great mechanic!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Best Mechanic in Atlanta.....Always on time and finishes the job quickly. Please don't ever retire.....it's hard to find a truthful and knowledgeable Mechanic 

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience
Vary Polite and quick at his job, I will call him if i have issues in the future.

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Very satisfied

Jay

35 years of experience
689 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great guy always shows up to his appointment

Aaron

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Aaron did a great job! Was quick and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

David

11 years of experience
242 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up to my home early and was very honest about what needed to be done and how he was going to do it. The rain today delayed his finish time but despite that he was fast and very friendly. Would gladly let him work on my cars again. Great service!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Great Lakes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Crosstour $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2014 Ford Taurus $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2006 Infiniti Q45 $664 $384.37 $279.96 12% $760.62
2015 Land Rover LR2 $823 $742.89 $79.99 3% $850.39
2015 Porsche Cayenne $793 $608.55 $183.97 7% $855.80

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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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