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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,434

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Omar

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Omar
11 years of experience
Wonderful,

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Chet was prompt and quickly completed the repairs

Jose

16 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Had a great expirence. Jose was very nice and full of knowledge. Super impressed with him. Alex was very friendly and understanding to my situation and explained the process clearly. Only down fall was the technology issues i had on my andriod (website navigation). However, it did not have a great nagative impact on my expirence. Thank you for your hard work!

Napoleon

26 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
26 years of experience
He was very professional and did a great job

Matthew

10 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Very professional! Very courteous! Got straight to work and got the job done. I feel he went that extra mile and did a great job! My husband and I have already booked the next job with Mathew.! I think we found our new mechanic! I definitely recommend him to everyone! Thanks Mathew!

Jay

36 years of experience
764 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
I was very pleased with Jay he was on time and very knowledgeable with changing the starter I would use him for future jobs very nice man

Matthew

32 years of experience
803 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Hey I just wanted to say that Matthew did an awesome job with my car and I really appreciate him having the time to come out here fixing my car! Matthew I think you left a socket head wrench here I found it in front of my car.

Miguel

34 years of experience
258 reviews
Miguel
34 years of experience
Got right on it and i have my car again! I will definitely be recommending this service! Less expensive than chains and dealers. Biggest plus they come to you! Awesome

Robert

36 years of experience
157 reviews
Robert
36 years of experience
Professional Service done in a timely manner.

Chris

15 years of experience
264 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Polite. Prompt. Professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mount Vernon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Suzuki Equator $250 $162.31 $87.98 10% $280.56
2010 Honda Ridgeline $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2014 Mazda CX-5 $300 $180.34 $119.98 12% $341.59
2016 Lincoln MKT $310 $229.62 $79.99 8% $337.12
2015 Acura MDX $406 $326.23 $79.99 6% $433.73
2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $894 $685.66 $207.97 7% $965.16

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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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