Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Harvey.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos is the man. He came on time, was fast very friendly and knew what he was doing! I absolutely will be using him again in the future and I would definitely refer him to anyone in need of a great mechanic. He also has the cutest dog side kick named Milo that comes along with him on most of his jobs. All around a great guy and even better mechanic.. Considering I had an awful experience with the first mechanic a guy named Ruban that your mechanic sent ... your mechanic is lucky to have Carlos working for them... So I give Carlos 10 stars and the first guy Ruban 0 stars.
Carlos came in and was super upfront and honest about what my really needed. Approachable, friendly, and honest! If I need more help I'll definitely look for him!

Bryant

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Bryant was very professional and personable. He knew what he was doing and finished the job quickly. A great guy and a great mechanic. Thanks Bryant!
He's the best, super knowledgeable, came prepared, worked fast, super friendly, great communication. No issues with car after he fixed it. Highly, Highly recommend.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Very competent. Excellent service. Book him if you can.

James

10 years of experience
233 reviews
James
10 years of experience

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris did an excellent job of getting our car fixed quickly...and on a Sunday! He arrived early and was able to complete the job under the time quoted. We highly recommend Chris and the "Your Mechanic" service.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun was professional and great to work with. I would really recommend him. Thank you for fixing my car so quickly.

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen did a great job. He was on time and answered any questions I had prior to beginning the work he performed and did an excellent job. He even followed up with me after the work was performed.

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim arrived on time, successfully diagnosed and fixed the problem. He was courteous, punctual, and provided a great service. He answered all my questions and communicated when there was a potential problem with the repair.

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian showed up before the scheduled appointment and replaced the starter in my 2012 Nissan Titan Pro 4X before the scheduled appointment. Will definitely use his services again for all of my mechanical needs. I give this service 10 stars!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Harvey?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2012 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2008 Volvo S60 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $729 $648.60 $79.99 3% $756.10
2009 BMW Z4 $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2007 Porsche Cayman $1568 $1304.53 $263.96 5% $1659.28

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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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