Car Starter Repair at your home or office in La Grange.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

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Scott

34 years of experience
595 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was great! Showed up early, very knowledgeable and easy to talk too. Installed a new starter in no time at all. Great experience and very satisfied. I will definetly be calling Scott again!
Scott did an amazing job. He replaced the starter on my 2007 honda civic, which is not an easy task. He was very friendly and did great work.

Peter

23 years of experience
229 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Great job, fast, precise and very professional.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Max knows his shit!!! My wife SUV was done in no time and he gave us great recommendation for our vehicles going down the road . I told him he will always have my business!!!

Matthew

31 years of experience
640 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very professional very knowledgeable and service was quick.

Miguel

33 years of experience
238 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Super personable and easy to talk with I will have him return for future services! Thanks so much!

Richard

19 years of experience
222 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Great job

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Awesome customer service !!

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris showed up early and got the job done quickly

Jamahl

18 years of experience
828 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
I’m the kind of person that looks at reviews to determine if I try something new or not. As this was my first time using YourMechanic, coupled with the stigma of mechanics overcharging or creating problems that don’t exist to wrack up cost, I was highly skeptical. The quote I got seemed honest and I was happy that someone would come to me in a space that I was comfortable with. I was matched up with Jamahl and I was glad I was. Last time I checked, Jamahl had a 5 star rating and he deserves each one. I needed a replacement of my starter ($258.31) and Jamahl fixed it and what seemed like an hour. This was also done at 6:30pm which was really convenient for me (of course, this is not the only time you can make an appointment.) He was courteous in his demeanor and it felt more like a friend doing me a favor than a stranger mechanic. We had a nice conversation throughout him working and by the end of it, he did do a brief expection of my car but it did not feel forced like other institutions that try to upsell brake pads when you go in for an oil change. He suggested my serpentine belt needed to get changed but actually showed me that there was cracking so I didnt feel like I needed to take his word for it or feel the need to “call my knowledgeable friend” to make sure his suggestion was legitimate. If you are looking for an honest mechanic who won’t make you feel inferior or feel like you are getting ripped off, Jamahl is your guy %100. If anyone gives Jamahl less than 5 stars they can KICK ROCKS....

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
This appointment started off a bit rough since it was a rescheduled appointment after the last mechanic never showed up for my initial call. David worked around the poor weather and made sure to keep me aware of what was going on before getting here. The service itself was quick and well done and he had me ready to go in no time I would definitely book him again for future service needs


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Grange?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Eos $388 $291.58 $95.98 7% $420.58
2015 Kia Sorento $330 $249.63 $79.99 7% $357.13
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander $786 $706.30 $79.99 3% $813.80
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2005 BMW 320i $765 $413.53 $351.95 13% $886.53
2015 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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.

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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