Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hamtramck.

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Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
I have never had a starter replaced so quickly. Ricardo is a highly recommended, advanced mechanic. I literally went inside my house to take a little break, thought I'd give him a bottle of water and by the time I went back outside, he was already done with the replacement. I was amazed. He even gave me a lot of tips about the most common issues with my vehicle based on other drivers with the same vehicle. Thanks again Ricardo. You will be the only Your Mechanic that I will book, I guarantee that.

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely use service again.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Good

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
He is the very best mechanic you can get. Has a great attitude, friendly & helpful.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Hard worker very friendly!! Went the extra mile.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Very good mechanic.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Fast and efficient! Very informative and professional. Will recommend

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was very professional, courteous, and showed up exactly on time. Couldn't have had a better experience!

Breck

18 years of experience
528 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Great mechanic, will be recommending him to others.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
He was punctual and polite and did a great job. I had trouble with my computer and that why such a delay in rating him. Very good service and very happy with his mechanical service


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hamtramck?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac G6 $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2008 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Volkswagen Eos $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2007 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2013 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2005 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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.

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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