Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hickory Hills.

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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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Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
This guy is awesome! He replaced the starter in my toyota sienna in the parking lot while I was at work. It took him 1/2 hour. He must have some kind of voodoo tools. He is obviously extremely knowledgeable concerning his craft. He was also very polite and patient. The job cost me $250 when 3 shops quoted me $360, $380 and $390. Unbelievable service and value. Thanks Chris, job well done.
Punctual, very professional, detailed. Perfect job, done fast and I saw that he knew what he was doing.. After he finished he told me more about my car, the condition, what should be done etc. I will call him every time when I will have any problem with my car. Thank you Chris.

Luke

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
14 years of experience
Did a very good job, and was professional.

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was absolutely wonderful. Arrived early, finished early, and made sure everything was done and operating smoothly before leaving. Gave me an estimate on some other things he found during his inspection of the car after repair was complete and truly felt like he wasn't just pointing out things to run up a future bill. Will definitely have Brandon work on my vehicle again!

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great experience, showed up early and replaced starter quickly. Knowledagble and helpful.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Thanks a million he's best mechanic I ever ran into.

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Fast and professional. Great asset to Yourmechanic!

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Awesome, friendly, fast, perfect

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
A no none-sense professional that knows his techincal business in and out. s

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Max was extremely personable and did a great job! We will definitely use him in the future!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hickory Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Legacy $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2009 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2009 Acura CSX $431 $287.45 $143.98 10% $480.95
2015 Cadillac CTS $284 $172.36 $111.98 11% $322.86
2012 Jaguar XJ $719 $639.32 $79.99 3% $746.82

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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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