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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Longwood

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4.6/5

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Great work - Very professional
Jamahl was great. Arrived early and explained the problem perfectly. Car is running great and I would definitely prefer him to fix anything wrong on my car in the future.

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Awesome prompt service. Great guy

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen made my day! showed up earlier than actual appointment time and he fixed everything very quickly. He is so kind to work with and very knowledgeable about what he does. Very honest and strong for detail. he even cleaned my corrosive battery entrance like he treats his car and explained everything. Also he kindly advises what's next issue that I have to concern in the car.

Wilson

11 years of experience
283 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Wilson was a wonderful mechanic, addressed the issue I was having, and got my truck up and running again! Thanks so much for your help, and I'll definitely be coming back for anything else we need!

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
The service was fine we had some misfortune getting scheduled with the on line service and the hold time to schedule via phone was 30 min long. which also caused my delay in getting back on the road I was stranded for 24 hours besides that I thought Alfredo was kind he called me when he arrived and again when the job was complete my car seemed to ride a little different but it is a old car. all in all I would recommend Alfredo to my friends and co-workers. Thanks again Alfredo for a job well done. A. Johnson

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Mr. Harish is a great mechanic and I would highly recommend him. I trust him with my Lincoln LS. He showed up on time and completed the job within the scheduled timeframe. Mr Harish is friendly, reliable and great at what he does. My car is running great after having my starter replaced recently. I am really thankful that I was able to meet a mechanic whom I can trust to really get the job done!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
I did recommend YourMechanic to my neighbor because I was quite pleased with your service and the promptness in showing up on time and quickly replacing my starter.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
493 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was great and quickly diagnosed the problem!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Thanks, Theodore

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose showed up on time and everything went smoothly. I will definitely use his services again. Two thumbs up :)


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Longwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler 300 $304 $192.18 $111.98 11% $342.68
2013 Honda Accord $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2010 Saturn Sky $273 $161.43 $111.98 12% $311.93
2011 BMW 550i GT xDrive $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2011 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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