Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hyde Park.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Great work and would definitely book an appointment with Joseph again.
He arrived on time, talked me through everything he was doing and why, explained how various things function under the hood, checked on my fluids and had a great attitude. Hands down best experience I've ever had getting something fixed on my car. Mr. Lee knows what he is doing and has years of experience. Very pleased!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very informative and helpful. Absolutely going to continue requesting Jamahl's services for all of our vehicles.

Gregory

29 years of experience
232 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
I am 100% satisfied with the service your mechanic, Gregory Hall, provided. He was very friendly and honest, and knew what he was doing, I definitely trust him to service my vehicles again, This was my first time using YM and having the shop come to you rather than the taking the car to the shop is the ultimate convenience, I will positively use YM again. My rating for YM is 6 stars.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Very well done...A bit higher than the quote...but he did the work...

Tinashe

11 years of experience
245 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
I've worked with Tinashe several times, and he's always punctual, professional, and personable. He's extremely competent, demonstrating detailed knowledge in every aspect of my car, and he's efficient, working quickly to minimize my cost. I trust his assessment of issues and his fair fees for the work performed. I highly recommend him!

Oscar

14 years of experience
74 reviews
Oscar
14 years of experience
Great

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
Excellent service by knowledgeable mechanic George. I enjoyed the convenience of getting my car repaired at home.

Wilson

11 years of experience
276 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Customer service with Wilson was extremely professional. Highly recommended for A+A+A+ Service. Thank-you.

Dario

7 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
7 years of experience
Excellent customer experience. Honest and transparent about repairs. Will always try to book him first.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Great service and Brandon solved my problem.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hyde Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Jetta $277 $181.33 $95.98 10% $310.33
2005 Suzuki Aerio $261 $181.33 $79.99 9% $288.83
2014 Buick LaCrosse $506 $361.61 $143.98 8% $555.11
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $1048 $968.41 $79.99 2% $1075.91
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $413 $333.20 $79.99 6% $440.70
2007 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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?

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.

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