Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Kansas City.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Dominic

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Dominic
10 years of experience
Happy with Dominic and his service

Henry

32 years of experience
138 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry came early had everything he needed and did a great job. Henry was very polite and helpful.

Raymond

34 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
34 years of experience
Raymond was courteous, professional and knowledgeable

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Showed on time and had my van fixed in about an hour

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
This is the 3rd time Brandon has serviced my car and each time his service was far above my expectation on every level. I would highly recommend him.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
I was looking around for a shop to replace my starter. I started with my trusted mechanic but he is always backed up. I have to either find a ride or wait around for hours as these repairs are performed. I stumbled on Your Mechanic and did the online quote. I called them as their quote included parts and I only needed someone to perform the labor. The quoted me a price on the phone that was almost half of most the shops and $40 less than my normal shop. I work from home so it was very convenient as all I had to do was open the garage door. Melvin was outstanding and very personable. I will recommend Melvin and Your Mechanic to everyone.

Adam

9 years of experience
8 reviews
Adam
9 years of experience
I was really satisfied with the service. I'll defenetily book Adam again.

Joe

41 years of experience
707 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great guy awesome personality and super professional

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Always thorough. Would always use him

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun was professional and great to work with. I would really recommend him. Thank you for fixing my car so quickly.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kansas City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Dodge Stratus $282 $170.08 $111.98 12% $320.58
2007 Pontiac Montana $284 $204.17 $79.99 8% $311.67
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2013 Audi A8 Quattro $1299 $659.04 $639.92 14% $1519.04
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 $370 $289.61 $79.99 6% $397.11
2004 Porsche 911 $1622 $1390.45 $231.97 4% $1702.20

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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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