Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Inkster.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
experience was great job was done in a timely manner very satisfied
He did a great job

Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was great! He came early, after calling to confirm that was okay, and worked quickly. He described the issue clearly. Car is back up and running!
Great service, changed out my starter in under 20 minutes.

Ned

22 years of experience
52 reviews
Ned
22 years of experience
I am 100% satisfied with Ned's service before, during, and after everything was completed. I strongly recommend him and if YourMechanic's staff are all like him, then any of their other members. My car's starter stopped working so I couldn't get my truck out of my apartment complexes' garage. Ned gave me a call the day before to verify times and even offered to come a bit earlier than the online website offered during booking. I took him up on the offer to show early so he came 2 hours before the scheduled time. Rather than simply provide the specific service (I requested a starter replacement), Ned did some troubleshooting and earned my trust within his first fifteen minutes. Enough so that I left him with the car to do his work for the rest of the job. He was short, simple, and sweet and now my truck is back to normal. Much appreciated Ned.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Brian

28 years of experience
14 reviews
Brian
28 years of experience
Early. Fast. Efficient .

Frank

6 years of experience
111 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Frank arrived on time and completed the job in about an hour (starter replacement) also recommended other services that was needed for my car great work..!

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David exceeded all expectations with respect to my mechanic experience and definitely would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Today Shaun worked on my 2004 honda pilot. I needed to replace the starter. Shaun is very professional and did a great job, i would highly recommend him.

Ernest

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Ernest was on time and most of all got the job done quickly and correctly.

Al

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Al
20 years of experience
Al Williams is a very capable mechanic. He went right to work on fixing my Wife's car. His no-nonsense and professional approach is a refreshing reminder that "regular people" still exist. So, when the work was completed - which I thought to be in record time - I asked: "Hey Al, you finished quick!!" His response was: "I'm a mechanic. This is what I do. Been doing it for 20 years." Nuff said :0)


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Inkster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mercury Milan $369 $289.48 $79.99 6% $396.98
2014 Hyundai Sonata $291 $210.78 $79.99 8% $318.28
2012 Ford Flex $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2013 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 $370 $289.61 $79.99 6% $397.11
2013 Maserati GranTurismo $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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.

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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