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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

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Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Very friendly and quick.

Kevin

22 years of experience
245 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Very good and reliable

Attila

17 years of experience
421 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Very friendly. Very professional. Good job done quickly and well.

Michael

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

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
Jerome was early, super pleasant and gave me some great advice on my vehicle! Thank you so much for your help! TH

Chris

14 years of experience
230 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Having Chris service my vehicle was as smooth a process as I have ever experienced. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
The service was excellent. Patrick is very kowleageable and professional . Definitely I would recommend your service to my family and friends. Thank you very much.

Taoufik

3 years of experience
26 reviews
Taoufik
3 years of experience
I have had some bad experiences with mechanics but Taoufik was amazing he arrived on time and got my car crunk again I am a highly satisfied customer I will be using YourMechanic services again !!

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
Jeremiah was very helpful. He took his time and evaluated my car to make sure that we had the proper diagnoses for the problem withy car. He got the job done & my car is running great. If highly reccomend him to anyone. Thank you.

Shaun

7 years of experience
6 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
Highly recommendable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Metuchen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser $397 $196.87 $199.97 14% $465.62
2006 Pontiac GTO $350 $269.98 $79.99 7% $377.48
2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2011 BMW 550i GT xDrive $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2013 Jaguar XF $1197 $1053.01 $143.98 3% $1246.51

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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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