Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mountainside.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,463

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Tyrone

10 years of experience
423 reviews
Tyrone
10 years of experience
Tyrone was very descriptive and honest with the issues and even went the extra mile while providing service to my vehicle.
Very good and explained everything i asked him

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
This is my second appointment with Brandon. He's a great mechanic and is always professional and courteous. He is the only mechanic I will use with "YourMechanic". Highly recommend
Showed up early, communicated with me thoroughly, and got the job done successfully!

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Harish was great. He called to tell me he was arriving and he worked fast and got the job done with no issues. I'm very happy with the service and would use it again.
Arrived on time and knocked everything out quickly! Car is good as new!

Refugio

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
16 years of experience
Thank you, Refugios! You did the job above excellent with a great price and treated customers nicely. I am confident that you will be having many many more customers in the time to come.

David

27 years of experience
142 reviews
David
27 years of experience
Awesome guy. Great price. Wonderful service.

Scott

35 years of experience
701 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Great

Attila

18 years of experience
605 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
Attila did a quick and efficient job and taught me a couple of things about my car I didn't know.

TJ

25 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
Very polite and knowledge explains what he's doing di dnt even take a break Fixed the problem perfectly

Abdoulie

3 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
3 years of experience
Showed up on time and completed the work without an issues. Even diagnosed root cause of issue, but required work was not possible without taking the car to a shop.

Lee

18 years of experience
113 reviews
Lee
18 years of experience
I was happy to get the starter replaced, but then the CEL (code P0662) came on after the install. I have been unable to contact Lee or schedule someone else to come out and fix it. Unhappy.


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
2016 Dodge Charger $305 $201.11 $103.98 10% $340.86
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe $291 $195.28 $95.98 10% $324.28
2005 Jeep Liberty $274 $193.68 $79.99 9% $301.18
2008 Mini Cooper $317 $205.47 $111.98 10% $355.97
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $531 $291.08 $239.97 13% $613.58
2016 Ford Mustang $300 $219.84 $79.99 8% $327.34

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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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