Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Matawan.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
This was my first experience with Your Mechanic and it was a GREAT one!!!. I would highly recommend them to others and also say please listen to them when they advised you to do the Diagnostic Test, especially if your not sure with what is wrong.
Excellent

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
Great reliable service. Well recommended!

Sam

13 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Quick, proficient, polite. He did a great job!

Anthony

23 years of experience
59 reviews
Anthony
23 years of experience
Showed up on time. Diagnosed the issue and replaced the car starter. I will use him again for any other car issues.

Luther

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
14 years of experience
Knowledgeable and timely. Very satisfied

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
So I got the starter put on. I just have to say that I really appreciate my mechanic. On time once again and he finished the job in less time than I thought. I am definitely satisfied and happy I found this online. His attitude is amazing and I truly appreciate it.

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt is a real expert at his trait, a true professional. I had an appointment with him to have my car’s Starter replaced. He arrived on time, ready to work. The appointment was scheduled for an hour but he finished ahead of schedule and he used some of that extra time to check out a water leak in my trunk. Outstanding Mechanic that goes above and beyond providing service with a smile. Thank you

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was amazing. Fast and proficient. Will request him again

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Good service

Brett

23 years of experience
164 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Excellent service, communicated with me on arrival time and showed up on time. We went over the repair that was needed, he gave me an estimated time of completion and he was done within that time frame. If I need car service again I will have Brett back to take care of it.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Matawan?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara $668 $347.61 $319.96 14% $777.61
2009 Lotus Exige $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2011 Toyota Tundra $588 $308.23 $279.96 14% $684.48
2014 Acura RDX $480 $399.98 $79.99 5% $507.48
2011 Lexus RX450h $637 $340.93 $295.96 13% $738.68
2004 Chevrolet Corvette $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18

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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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