Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hazel Crest.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,077.07

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Hazel Crest

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
4,527
144
25
16
63
4,527
144
25
16
63

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I was admittedly skeptical - surely the sequel can't be as good as the first one! - but Jeffrey was a joy to have working on my car! He initially inspected my car to correctly determine the problem, and when the quote turned out to be not only reasonable but extremely competitive I didn't waste any time having him come back and replace the starter in my car. With the mechanic being such a nice guy, and the price beating the local, tradition auto repair shop, having him come to me simply sealed the deal! This respectful, knowledgable fellow is now my mechanic, and he should be Your Mechanic, too!
Jeff did an excellent job! He was friendly and also gave helpful information about my car! I will highly recommend Jeff and his services in the future! He deserves a raise!

Joe

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Joe was awesome!!

Kenneth

19 years of experience
12 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Kenneth was exceptional. He came out to my work and fixed it while I worked inside. My car is running again. This process couldn't have gone any smoother.

TJ

24 years of experience
335 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Thanks to TJ my car is running again. He is patient and kind and professional.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1057 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
This was our first time using YourMechanic and Theodore was the perfect mechanic to work on our car. He was professional from the beginning to the end. Helped us out with noticing extra items that could be fixed. He took the time to answer a few questions I had that did not have anything to do with the job at hand and I truly appreciated this. Our job was finished on time. Thanks again Theodore!

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
My English is not perfect so my boyfriend met him outside and said he was great and very professional. And did the job in a timely manner and even diagnosed the car even if he didn't have to.

Jason

21 years of experience
161 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was dynamic a true blessing.....he was honest, humble precise and very knowledgeable. He made sure to his best ability we would be safe and the car drives amazing...I am very satisfied

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was great. Showed up on time and was done quickly. A true pro. I'll definitely be using him in the future.

Chris

16 years of experience
330 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Did a very good job. Was on time and professional.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
279 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Jeremy did a great job on replacing the starter and did great! When completed the work and he started my car on the first try. Awesome work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hazel Crest?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Azera $279 $183.05 $95.98 10% $312.05
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2011 Mercury Mariner $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $294 $214.03 $79.99 8% $321.53
2015 Audi A8 Quattro $1109 $469.08 $639.92 16% $1329.08
2015 Audi S5 $805 $620.96 $183.97 7% $868.21

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com