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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,746

Rating Summary
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Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
He's an awesome mechanic! Punctual, respectful, courteous, friendly, and he did a great job! Hopefully he remains our mechanic because I will be getting some new brake pads shortly. Highly recommend him and YourMechanic services.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
My First time using service, (Scheduled for Sunday) Showed up on time, explained scope of work, during install started raining and still worked thru it! Very professional would definitely recommend! Thanks for keeping the work horse on the road!

Scott

32 years of experience
327 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was a lifesaver. He went above & beyond. His knowledge is vast, I was so impressed. I would recommend him to everyone.

Phillip

17 years of experience
176 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
He was very professional

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
worked as soon as he got here and was able to identify several issues easily.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
446 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto was on time , knowledgeable , and very personable. He serviced the car quickly , and seem very professional. I would highly recommend your mechanic. very highly satisfied with a your mechanic process, including the fact that they let you track your mechanic on the way to your appointment.

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Was on time, friendly and execute the repair and left. Would like to request her for any additional services.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
He came on time and got the job done quickly, I would recommend Jennifer to friends.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mountainside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara $668 $347.61 $319.96 14% $777.61
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2005 Volvo XC70 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2015 Acura RLX $377 $297.29 $79.99 6% $404.79
2010 Land Rover LR2 $335 $255.29 $79.99 7% $362.79
2015 Porsche Panamera $630 $526.43 $103.98 5% $666.18

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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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