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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Ben

39 years of experience
1129 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great! Ben is very knowledgeable and fast. He was also early!
Quick, affordable, and easy!

Joe

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Very accommodating and professional!

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
I used youmechanic.com when the starter on my Nissan Pathfinder stopped working. It was easy to schedule an appointment online for the next day. Gary actually arrived early and met my dad since I was out of town. Repairs were completed within an hour and a half. I am so thankful I found this service and will recommend to many. It beats having to get my car towed to an actual facility.

Mazyar

6 years of experience
118 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Very Professional

Milenko

15 years of experience
86 reviews
Milenko
15 years of experience
Mylenko certainly knew what he was doing. He was fast and got my truck running smooth.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Alfred

11 years of experience
333 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred was incredibly timely, professional, and friendly and was able to get my car back in working order in no time.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
great job very good man super guy very professional

Aaron

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

Ryan

20 years of experience
27 reviews
Ryan
20 years of experience
My first time using this service . What a great experience thus far . My daughter hasn’t tried out the vehicle since it’s been fixed but Ryan was professional courteous and respectful . He made me aware of the recommendations and why which is appreciated . I hope to use his services again soon .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Great Neck?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Savana 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2013 Kia Sportage $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2008 Acura TL $340 $227.98 $111.98 10% $378.48
2007 BMW 525xi $668 $444.30 $223.97 10% $745.30
2014 Ford Mustang $308 $228.28 $79.99 8% $335.78

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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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