Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Merchantville.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
My second time working with Chris's he's awesome on time and works quickly highly recommend!
I was really worried after I booked the appointment and later on saw the low ratings and reviews . I decided to just keep the appointment and hope for the best and that's what I got . Chris was really great and he replaced my starter in less than an hour. He was pleasant to talk to and I didn't feel like he would try to get over on me because I'm a woman. ( believe me it happens) We will definitely go for " your mechanic " again IF we can get Chris!

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was prompt, very courteous, and fixed my car quickly. His communication with me was excellent. I'm extremely happy with the service he provided.
He arrived on time. Thoroughly diagnosed problem. Finished in a timely manner. Was polite and helpful.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Very professional. Was really surprised. We don't have that kind of door service in New Jersey. He really saved my trip. Thanks Brikk.

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience
Steve had a cancelation so called me and asked if he could come earlier. This helped a lot! I plan on using YourMechanic again, specifically Steve for future car troubles. Thank you!

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Very professional and highly reliable. He identified immediately the problem and fixed it within time. I am very happy with the service and will certainly requests his services again.

Edmond

14 years of experience
14 reviews
Edmond
14 years of experience
He did great work. Car is running great, I'm happy.

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Matthew showed up on time (early, actually), and did the work in exactly the amount of time the website said it would take. He got my car up and running again, and now I've booked another appointment with him for some brake work.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
I had a wonderful experience with Joe a few days ago. He arrived promptly at 7 A.M. and immediately got to work. An hour later my starter was replaced and I was able to go to work. I am so happy I decided to use this service and have told many family and friends about it since.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Merchantville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Savana 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2015 Ford Transit-250 $269 $189.37 $79.99 9% $296.87
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2013 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2010 Tesla Roadster $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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