Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Highlands.

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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is the best. I will be recommending him to everyone who needs car maintenance. 10/10
Very pleasantly impressed with Theodore's professionalism & knowledge. He was prompt & I am very satisfied with everything about his performance.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
He was very professional and completed the job in 45 minutes. Thank you again Pardeep.
Couldn't have gone better! Replaced initial mechanic but had to come much later. Was able to come 3 hours earlier than the appointment.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
came on time and did great work. i would book him again.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Harold

30 years of experience
52 reviews
Harold
30 years of experience
Fast, professional, quality work.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Awesome service and super helpful

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle worked hard to get the job done

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira knew what he was doing and did a very professional job. I will defiantly have him to service my car again. We could not have been happier.

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
I think Isais is very experience and would recommend him to anyone. i like his work and will use him again.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
We had a communication problem on where to meet (all my fault). but once we got to where the car was at he was able to verify and fix the starter on my car in a very quick fashion. He was very polite and very professional. Ive never had a mechanic work on my car who was that concerned about making sure the car is working properly. I will call on Him and YourMechanic.com for now on for all my repair needs on my car!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Highlands?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2008 Dodge Avenger $328 $183.98 $143.98 13% $377.48
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2014 BMW X1 $608 $408.31 $199.97 10% $677.06
2004 Cadillac Escalade $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG $577 $392.59 $183.97 9% $639.84

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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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