Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Kernersville.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,106.54

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Kernersville

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
4,588
146
25
16
64
4,588
146
25
16
64

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I scheduled an appointment with Ben at 9am to replace the starter on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. Ben arrived around 9:15, greeted me, apologized for being a bit late as he stopped to pick up the part, took a look at my car and let me know that it would take about an hour. 40 minutes later he was done. He explained what he did, showed me that my car started, answered all my questions, bid me farewell and left. All before 10am. I found Ben to be very personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend his services.
Awesome

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian came out and did an excellent job fixing my car in a timely manner...
Brian is outstanding! He was on time and ready to get to work! He has a friendly disposition and excellent customer service! He was very professional and completed the repair in a timely manner.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Another great job by Dan. Finding someone with his amount of knowledge is next to impossible these days. The world needs more mechanics like Dan.

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Hey I just wanted to say that Matthew did an awesome job with my car and I really appreciate him having the time to come out here fixing my car! Matthew I think you left a socket head wrench here I found it in front of my car.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard always went above and beyond! Great service and took the time to help me understand the car's multiple problems and the different solutions!

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was great. Highly recommend him

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was really good at his job. Explained what happened to my starter so I clearly understood him. He had the starter switched out in 15 minutes. He is friendly and seems to really like his job. I highly recommend these guys. I will most definitely use them again

Christopher

13 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
13 years of experience
Christopher was on time, awesome, and quick! 10/10 would recommend

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Amazing......he showed up on time. Very courteous and professional. I was given details about the service performed, even showed some things to be aware of. Car started perfect. Thank you team Jeffrey, will definitely refer and use again!

Dominic

26 years of experience
125 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dominic is knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Diagnosed my issue . Fixed my car and charged a reasonable price. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic they can trust.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kernersville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Suzuki Equator $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2014 Volkswagen GTI $414 $302.38 $111.98 8% $452.88
2010 Ford Crown Victoria $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2014 Lexus RX350 $405 $276.72 $127.98 9% $448.72
2014 Audi SQ5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com