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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

Rating Summary
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Jeremy

18 years of experience
282 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Jeremy was on time &very efficient!

Phillip

15 years of experience
85 reviews
Phillip
15 years of experience
Mobile mechanic is the way to go. Phillip did a great job and he's a nice guy too. I would highly recommend him and this service.

Donald

38 years of experience
124 reviews
Donald
38 years of experience
Donald was helpful, he replaced the starter and the car was able to start. He also recommended other work that needs to be get done.

Patrick

19 years of experience
7 reviews
Patrick
19 years of experience
Patrick was very professional. He showed up on time. He informed me about the progress as he did the work. And he cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him.

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Very professional and did an excellent job. Called ahead of time and performed the work exactly as requested. Would use him again.

Graham

15 years of experience
104 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Will be requesting Graham for any future services!

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was great. On time and very courteous

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
I used youmechanic.com when the starter on my Nissan Pathfinder stopped working. It was easy to schedule an appointment online for the next day. Gary actually arrived early and met my dad since I was out of town. Repairs were completed within an hour and a half. I am so thankful I found this service and will recommend to many. It beats having to get my car towed to an actual facility.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
464 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Knowledgeable!!!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Arrived in a timely manner, and finished the job quickly.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Louisville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80
2009 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2009 Mazda B4000 $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 $373 $253.20 $119.98 9% $414.45
2008 Acura RDX $383 $295.48 $87.98 7% $413.73
2009 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.

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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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