Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Highland.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very satisfied....will use services again
An awesome mechanic and very helpful really enjoyed having someone to work on my vehicle and explain everything to me so that, I understood it. Will highly recommend him and this company. I do plan on getting more work done and requesting for Carlos to be the mechanic. He's and awesome mechanic keep up the good work you tell loves what he does. AWESOME!!!!!!

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
I spent about 20 years in the transportation industry, 17 as a wrench and 3 in management, so I know what a good mechanic is. This was my first time using YourMechanic.com and it went off without a hitch. Terry let me know about an accident which might cause him to be about 15 minutes late which was thoughtful. Terry is a very professional and knowledgeable technician and he did a great job and even finished the job a bit earlier than expected. I still do a lot of my own repairs but I will definitely use YourMechanic.com again and will request Terry if/when that happens. Thanks
Great Guy, him and his wife both made me feel at ease, really hardworking and honest group of people.

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience

James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
James was Great! Nice personality and skilled!

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Very professional and thorough. I will always whe in need of service ask for Howard and will refer your mechanic to friends thanks for sending Howard 2nd to None

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
Kim was super easy to work with. Showed up, assessed the problem and fixed it working swiftly like a NASCAR pit crew but all by himself. It was awesome to watch. I'll definitely be requesting him again and would recommend him without reservation.

Fred

15 years of experience
337 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fabulous

Keith

16 years of experience
282 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great service by keith... good job

Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Direct to work, and knows what he is doing. one of the best

Joseph

14 years of experience
20 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Highland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Camaro $431 $351.23 $79.99 5% $458.73
2012 Kia Optima $366 $286.48 $79.99 6% $393.98
2013 Honda CR-Z $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $491 $330.98 $159.98 10% $545.98
2010 BMW 128i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2004 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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