Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hillsborough.

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$146.79 - $1,035.07

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,656

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Jean

Jean

22 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
22 years of experience
Jean Pierre was a very professional mechanic. We came across a problem but he handled it very professionally. All in all I highly recommend Jean Pierre.
Jean was terrific. He was on time for the appointment and knew exactly what to do. My car is back to normal and at a fraction of the cost from what a shop would have charged. I highly recommend Jean!!
William

William

13 years of experience
2 reviews
William
13 years of experience
William was awesome! A trustworthy guy!
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
I used Your Mechanic on a whim, needed a new starter installed on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was stuck in my office's parking garage. I booked an appointment to try and avoid a tow truck taking my vehicle to a mechanic that would then attempt to rip me off. I was VERY satisfied and impressed with Your Mechanic and especially Richard's helpfulness, professionalism, friendliness and quickness. Richard showed up early, communicated the time he thought he would take to install the new starter, made sure it worked properly, and then did a quick check on my engine, breaks, tires, and other items to make sure they were in good order. He was done in less than 20 minutes, my Jeep started back up wonderfully and I was able to drive it home. Your Mechanic and Richard were extremely helpful and I will no doubt use them again for any future help I need on my Jeep.
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
Russel was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone !
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
878 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Very thorough. Excellent job. Finished the job in under an hour. Thank you.
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Rodney was great. Arrived on time and was professional.
Joseph

Joseph

12 years of experience
47 reviews
Joseph
12 years of experience
Very good experience . Would use again.
Andrew

Andrew

8 years of experience
394 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
Andrew was on time...very courteous and finished the job in a timely manner. We will definatley be using him in the near future. Highly recommend!!
Kyle

Kyle

9 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
If I could give Kyle a 100 score I would. I was skeptical about the yourmechanic service itself but Kyle changed that. He first drove out of his way to get my starter at a different autozone, a good 20 minutes out. Then when he showed up he switched the starter itself in 30 minutes flat. When the car only started intermittently he then took an additional 2+ hours to diagnose the problem until he figured it out. He could have left and rescheduled me for another day but he took into consideration that i really needed my car. He really went above and beyond and he did this even while he and his family were dealing with their own problems. That says more about him than my words ever could. Thank you Kyle and thank you Your Mechanic.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Couldnt ask for a better mechanic


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hillsborough?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $391 $295.16 $95.98 7% $424.16
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2011 Lexus RX450h $637 $340.93 $295.96 13% $738.68
2015 BMW X5 $1059 $706.67 $351.95 10% $1179.67
2015 Maserati Ghibli $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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How can we help?

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