Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lake Helen.

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 Lake Helen

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
4,647
148
26
16
66
4,647
148
26
16
66

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Professional very knowledgeable arrival 1hour early good work. Will use youmechanic again
Best mechanic period and one heck of a gentleman! Showed up early, quickly diagnosed the problem and had the vehicle up and running in no time flat. When I need service on a vehicle in the future I am going to be calling and requesting Ben every single time and will be recommending to all of my friends and family.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
We had an issue with our car starter whcih needed replacement. Junard arrived on schedule and completed the job in the estimated time. The area was left clean This was a great experience. I would use this service again.
Very pleasant and profesional.

Osvaldo

18 years of experience
13 reviews
Osvaldo
18 years of experience
Very pleasant, easy to schedule, on time convenient and economical. I definitely will use again when I have a need.

Alejandro

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience
Great service and experience.

Cameron

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
Cameron stayed in constant with me from the day of the booking until he pulled up early at my location. I watched this young experienced mechanic work diagnostics to replacing the starter. My car is a little dodge neon with the engine and parts crammed together. He removed rusty bolts that had not been removed for 60000 miles. Cameron was polite..respectful..personable..and professional. I am 70 and a mechanically deficient woman. He clarified and explained every step until the job was completed. I recommend this mechanic to anyone needing any automotive work..and he is mobile eliminating any tow charge. Thank you Cameron.

Richard

19 years of experience
222 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
VERY professional, knowledgeable & able to explain things simply for a clueless person. He goes above and beyond. He's officially our mechanic now.

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Let me know when he was running late from a previous appointment and made sure everything was taken care of and explained to me before he left. Super helpful and polite (not to mention so much cheaper than any dealership I would have gone to and sat at for hours). I would recommend Frank to all of my family and friends!

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
I have already recommended Allen to three people.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Replaced my starter, explained everything he was doing, answered all of my questions, and was able to identify potential reasons for the starter's failure as well as how to fix it. The man is the definition of a professional and a diagnostic wiz. Would recommend him to anyone for anything.

Bacle

15 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
15 years of experience
Bacle was very informative and respectable. After the repair work was done Bacle gave advice for any future diagnostics/repairs as needed. I'm Glad I found the service online and would for sure use it again if needed and most definitely spread the word.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lake Helen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 $490 $338.43 $151.98 9% $542.68
2009 Mazda 3 $276 $196.02 $79.99 9% $303.52
2009 Honda S2000 $349 $205.11 $143.98 12% $398.61
2005 Audi TT $377 $281.40 $95.98 8% $410.40
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2015 Audi S8 $692 $507.78 $183.97 8% $755.03

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.

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