Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Monkton.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Did a good job.
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!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
504 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was professional and very knowledgeable and I thank you for your expertise. Best Mechanic!!

Chris

18 years of experience
402 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He diagnosed my car correctly within no time.

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great and quick service changing my starter out.

Joe

41 years of experience
710 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Excellent service.

Tom

42 years of experience
35 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
Amazing Job! Car is working great now! Thank you so much!

James

17 years of experience
95 reviews
James
17 years of experience
very satisfied, prompt courteous

Bob

28 years of experience
42 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Nice, on time and job well done. Thank you Bob!

Casime

10 years of experience
56 reviews
Casime
10 years of experience
very efficient and thorough with his work. He had lots of patience while fixing my car which shows professionalism. Satisfied with the work done. Thank you.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Brett did a fast job and had great customer service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Monkton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Buick Regal $292 $180.17 $111.98 11% $330.67
2014 Dodge Durango $431 $230.75 $199.97 13% $499.50
2013 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $546 $418.33 $127.98 7% $590.33
2012 BMW 550i xDrive $972 $475.71 $495.93 14% $1142.21
2004 Porsche Cayenne $1620 $1251.78 $367.95 7% $1746.28

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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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