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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
robert was on time...got job done promptly..would use again

Jose

14 years of experience
293 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
he was extremely polite and professional made me feel like i made the right choice

Bobby

25 years of experience
26 reviews
Bobby
25 years of experience
Very knowledgeable friendly great customer service

Kingsley

12 years of experience
28 reviews
Kingsley
12 years of experience
Great job! I needed my car fixed today & he was able to fix it.

Damian

9 years of experience
401 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great work, pleasant and professional

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Selhaun was great made repairs in quickTime. I was happy with his professionalism and I was happy with the experience thank you.

Duy

11 years of experience
69 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
He did a great job. Very quick.

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
He is awesome great work

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Very professional and helpful. Worked quickly and kept me informed throughout the process. Great experience.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was awesome! He took the time to explain the issue and fixed my starter. I was very satisfied with his service. I have already bragged about my mechanic to all of my friends. Thank you "Your Mechanic" for providing this excellent service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kennett Square?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda 2 $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2012 Toyota Sienna $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara $557 $373.41 $183.97 10% $620.66
2011 Lexus LS600h $571 $275.53 $295.96 15% $673.28
2012 Audi A3 $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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