Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Livonia.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

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Abdul

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very professional and friendly and got the job done quickly ...
Great experience!

David

32 years of experience
66 reviews
David
32 years of experience
Great experience for me. David arrived early, introduced himself, and after a brief conversation told to go relax and got to work. I didn’t have to call around for part prices. The price was less than shops I called and I didn’t have to pay to tow my vehicle to shop or any diagnostic fee. Excellent service I will both use again and recommend to others.

Dominic

26 years of experience
126 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Very nice man. Got to work fast and had problem solved on a timely manner. Will refer him to every one I know. Very thankful for his work and professionalism.

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
He was great. Thank you for your help

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.

Khoa

18 years of experience
357 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Started with being an hour late. Khoa is very nice and efficient, yet, when explaining the changes in my car or the work that had been just done.. "I don't know" was said a lot more than I have ever heard from an "expert" in the field. I understand he comes in to do a specific job and nothing more, but, clear explanations of the work he did would be appreciated. Also got a second opinion on the diagnosis of a "leaking battery" and the mechanic saw not nearly as a "severe" diagnosis from Khoa. Didn't know if he was just securing future jobs by up-playing other things wrong with my car.

Raymond

34 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
34 years of experience
We loved Raymond! So much that we request to work with him only. He did a great job!

Christopher

11 years of experience
7 reviews
Christopher
11 years of experience
Excellent

Brian

17 years of experience
15 reviews
Brian
17 years of experience
Brian arrived on time (slightly early, actually!) and was courteous and professional. He got my new starter put in quickly. The entire process was very smooth, and I would definitely recommend Brian and Your Mechanic to anyone.

Sebastian

8 years of experience
2 reviews
Sebastian
8 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable about cars. Noticed other things that may be a problem for my car in the future and sent great quotes! 10/10 would recommend!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Livonia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT $675 $339.39 $335.95 14% $790.89
2006 Scion tC $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Volvo XC70 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2014 Infiniti Q70 $495 $398.73 $95.98 6% $527.73
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 $544 $464.24 $79.99 4% $571.74
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $1078 $965.77 $111.98 3% $1116.27

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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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