Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Merrick.

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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

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Thank you! It was so easy to schedule and have someone come out to take care of the car.
This was our first time using YourMechanic and Theodore was the perfect mechanic to work on our car. He was professional from the beginning to the end. Helped us out with noticing extra items that could be fixed. He took the time to answer a few questions I had that did not have anything to do with the job at hand and I truly appreciated this. Our job was finished on time. Thanks again Theodore!

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Professional and prompt

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
I have booked Rodney before. He is always prompt courteous and very knowledgeable. He tells you exactly what needs to be done gets the job done right. Very fair and down to earth guy. I will book him every time I need work on one of my vehicles.

Mark

16 years of experience
72 reviews
Mark
16 years of experience
Mark was incredibly thorough and very professional. He went above and beyond to make sure we got serviced properly. He's an incredible asset to whomever he works for. YourMechanic is fortunate to have him on their team. He's now our go-to guy so we will be scheduling all our vehicles service needs through YourMechanic and requesting Mark every time. Thanks buddy.

Attila

17 years of experience
427 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Great job

Brian

21 years of experience
238 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian is a top notch mechanic. He arrived on time. Replaced the defective part in minimum time. He was polite, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend him for your automotive repairs.

Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Comunication is comforting when work is being done on your vehicle. the day before,the day of my appointment I was kept informed. before Joseph arrived i received a text that he was on his way. the work was flawless,I was shown the replaced part. the work took less time than was estimated.thank you,GE Castro

Charles

23 years of experience
33 reviews
Charles
23 years of experience
Thank you Charles!

Crystal

10 years of experience
2 reviews
Crystal
10 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable, would recommended.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Best experience ever. Fair pricing, convenient service at my home & a great mechanic to boot. I will never go back to a garage or dealership again. yourmechanic.com is awesome


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Merrick?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2015 Dodge Charger $534 $453.87 $79.99 4% $561.37
2007 Chevrolet Malibu $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2013 BMW 750Li xDrive $915 $715.15 $199.97 6% $983.90
2015 Lexus LX570 $687 $462.70 $223.97 10% $763.70
2008 BMW M6 $1220 $580.27 $639.92 15% $1440.27

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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.

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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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