Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Havertown.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard is a pleasant person. He arrived on time and worked efficiently. He was even kind enough to explain what the job entailed.

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
He was really great. On time, friendly and made me feel like he was going to do his best to get me back on the road. Which he did in short order. The best thing was he truly seemed as happy that he was able to help. Thanks again Noe.
Noe Is very Professional he came with a sense of urgency which I greatly appreciated.... When I have a need for service in the future and my budget allows I will definitely call and get Noe to work on my vehicle again. Thanks NOE Great Job!!!!!

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a great job. Showed up earlier than expected & actually saved me me money by buying a less expensive starter with a lifetime warranty. Had a good attitude even though it took longer than expecteddue to some minor complications . Would definitely use again/recommend to friends & family.

Chris

19 years of experience
29 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Puntual. Knowledgeable. Personal. Skilled.

Gregory

29 years of experience
238 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
I am 100% satisfied with the service your mechanic, Gregory Hall, provided. He was very friendly and honest, and knew what he was doing, I definitely trust him to service my vehicles again, This was my first time using YM and having the shop come to you rather than the taking the car to the shop is the ultimate convenience, I will positively use YM again. My rating for YM is 6 stars.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
This was my first experience with yourmechanic. My car was not starting, so I booked the "car not starting inspection" with Fred on a Friday. I had a hunch my starter was the issue, but chose the inspection option since I wasn't 100% sure. Upon arrival Fred checked the battery along with a few other items and confirmed my starter was indeed bad. Since I had only booked the inspection Fred was not able to replace it that same day, but advised he would send me the quote and allow me to schedule it with an available mechanic. Just so happens this weekend things were pretty booked up so my appointment ended right back with Fred that Monday. Once again Fred showed up on time and got right to work. He replaced my starter and got me back up and running in no time. I would highly recommend this service and if/when needed I will use again.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun makes sure you understand what is broken and what needs to be fixed, and how. He is courteous and knowledgeable.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
He did the job and let me know of other issues i highly recommend him because he came early was quick and effective.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
It's great to have the mechanic come to my car since the car didn't start. Otherwise it would have needed to be towed.

Damian

9 years of experience
402 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Havertown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $316 $220.08 $95.98 9% $349.08
2013 Chevrolet Malibu $493 $333.01 $159.98 10% $548.01
2013 BMW X1 $589 $389.49 $199.97 10% $658.24
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $685 $436.63 $247.96 11% $769.88
2010 Jaguar XF $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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