Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Irvington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He also made suggestions for other things that possibly needed to be fixed at a later time. Would absolutely recommend him and will use again in the future if further work is needed.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Great experience with Doug. I saw him a total of three times because we had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with the car. It turned out that I actually had a starter and battery issue, but we couldn't tell the battery was wonkers, because it was manufactured in a way that the voltage wouldn't appear properly. In the end, Doug came to my car for free of charge the last time to confirm that it was indeed a battery problem and referred me to an Autozone or PepBoys to get a battery and save a little money.

Aaron

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Aaron was fantastic! He arrived on time, worked quickly and efficiently, made sure all my questions were answered and my concerns were met. He got my car up and running so quickly, and it was done all on my schedule and in the comfort of my own home. I HIGHLY recommend Aaron!

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
312 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Late the first day, early the second. Hard to plan when.times are inconsistent.

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Excellent job. On time and knows what he’s doing.

Jerome

22 years of experience
388 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
It quick excellent work got the job done and back on the road

Collins

10 years of experience
111 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
OMG... Collin was the best, early, even on short notice,professional,did the job which im very pleased, i highly recommend Collin Thanks alot to Collin + Yourmechanic

Nick

12 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
12 years of experience
I couldn’t be more pleased with the service i received. I will definitely recommend to anyone who needs a mechanic! Thank you so much.

Chris

18 years of experience
375 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Awesome work!

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
I had a wonderful experience with Joe a few days ago. He arrived promptly at 7 A.M. and immediately got to work. An hour later my starter was replaced and I was able to go to work. I am so happy I decided to use this service and have told many family and friends about it since.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Irvington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2013 Nissan Cube $407 $327.48 $79.99 6% $434.98
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 $484 $299.66 $183.97 11% $546.91
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $413 $333.20 $79.99 6% $440.70
2015 Audi S7 $712 $527.83 $183.97 8% $775.08

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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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