Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Harrington Park.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Vladimir was great. Wish I could say the same-day about whole experience. Yourmechanic.com canceled my first appointment and rescheduled for next day which at the 1 hour window called to say they would be another hour or so, so I canceled and r e-book ed a day later. Three hours after I r e-book ed appt. Yourmechanic.com called to see if I wanted to r e-book appt. I said I already had done so for 6:00. 2 mechanic showed - up for my appt and then discussed who would get to leave. It was clear neither one wanted to be there.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Will recommend to friends

Curtis

27 years of experience
162 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Great work! Unfortunately my carport light was out and Curtis repaired my car by a cell phone flashlight!! What a trooper!! Never give up attitude! He didn’t have all of his work materials he normally would have in his car but nothing stopped him from doing the job of replacing the starter on my car. 5 stars for sure! I would definitely call again if I have any car issues.

Peter

23 years of experience
229 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely professionally, skilled, informed and just a pleasant man! Thank you Peter! My car is running like a champ!

James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Jame was great! He arrived early. Even when I had trouble with my car after the service he gave me great advice as what to do next. I definitely recommend him and will be scheduling with your mechanic in the future.

James

13 years of experience
17 reviews
James
13 years of experience
Excellent experience. James provided great communication, arrived on time, and got the job done. He was friendly and professional. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Showed up 10 minutes early got to work right away knew what he was doing and got it done in a very timely mnnor and very friendly/courtious will definitely recommend to anyone

Jonathan

11 years of experience
144 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
Service was quick and he was very professional

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
I am extremely pleased with Jose's skill, work ethic, friendliness, and willingness to accommodate the many questions with which I peppered him. "Your Mechanic" effects repairs at the customer's residence, not at the shop. Jose quickly diagnosed the failed starter, exonerated the alternator and voltage regulator, and expertly replaced the starter. This is a wonderful service, and an unbelievable bargain. This was my first experience. I will definitely be using their service again for my 2002 Camry.

Damian

9 years of experience
369 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Came early. Got everything done really quick and perfectly done.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Harrington Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Dodge Avenger $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $398 $286.48 $111.98 8% $436.98
2011 Subaru Legacy $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 $545 $337.22 $207.97 11% $616.72
2015 Audi A7 Quattro $844 $659.97 $183.97 6% $907.22
2010 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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