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Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
knowledgeable, friendly and on time. Brandon arrived on time and completed my starter replacement within one hour. Very professional. I would highly recommend Brandon for your repair needs.
He’s very professional, arrived on time and got straight to the problem. He was also time efficient. I would definitely book him again if I have any other issues.

CJ

4 years of experience
9 reviews
CJ
4 years of experience
CJ was very professional and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my service.

Rodric

13 years of experience
374 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Good Job.

Alex

21 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
21 years of experience
Very good he takes pride in his work and loves the chalenge. Had the proper tools to handle the German car. Thank you for now . I will tell people in our park.

Jose

16 years of experience
154 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Amazing job. I had my doubts when I looked into using YourMechanic.com but after the job was done so quickly and easily I will definitely use it again.

Honorio

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
A very good example of great customer oriented person/ professional.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
Godwin was awesome!!!! So happy with his quick and friendly service! I felt he was honest and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first time using yourmechanic.com and I must admit I was impressed with Godwin and his service. I would definitely recommend!

John

26 years of experience
604 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Quick service and very friendly. It was a pleasure doing business.

Jose

9 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Christopher

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Chris was on time and got the work done promptly. I was low on oil so even topped it off for me.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Inver Grove Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Buick Regal $371 $283.48 $87.98 7% $401.73
2012 Mazda 6 $271 $190.72 $79.99 9% $298.22
2011 Volvo S40 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2014 Audi A6 $561 $464.92 $95.98 5% $593.92
2005 Audi A4 $546 $401.76 $143.98 8% $595.26
2016 Jaguar XF $880 $735.52 $143.98 5% $929.02

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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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