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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
This was my first experience with yourmechanic. My car was not starting, so I booked the "car not starting inspection" with Fred on a Friday. I had a hunch my starter was the issue, but chose the inspection option since I wasn't 100% sure. Upon arrival Fred checked the battery along with a few other items and confirmed my starter was indeed bad. Since I had only booked the inspection Fred was not able to replace it that same day, but advised he would send me the quote and allow me to schedule it with an available mechanic. Just so happens this weekend things were pretty booked up so my appointment ended right back with Fred that Monday. Once again Fred showed up on time and got right to work. He replaced my starter and got me back up and running in no time. I would highly recommend this service and if/when needed I will use again.
I was in a hurry to go out and left Fred to replace the starter. I also asked him to check out the a/c. Fred dd an excellent job with the starter and found the problem for the noise and smell in my a/c and fixed it. I am highly satisfied with his professional approach, knowledge and willingness to do the work. Nice work Fred!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was nothing but professional. A true professional that displays clear expertise in his trade. He was courteous and ensured my repair needs (starter replacement) was met and took it a bit further to maintain communication should anything arise. I highly recommend Lucas and will continue seeking him for my mechanic needs. Thanks Lucas!
I was very pleased with Lucas.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon showed up early and got the starter installed quickly. He also let me know of other repairs that need to be made in the future. Brandon cleaned up after himself and left the area clean. Thank you Brandon for coming to my house on a Sunday and getting my car back on the road. Chris
Very professional and ahead of time for this appointment. Fix my vehicle promptly and gave me advice on maintence

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He was fast and amazing !!

Tommy

14 years of experience
7 reviews
Tommy
14 years of experience
Thank you for your hard work.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick came out and replaced my starter in just under an hour. He also texted me to see if he could show up earlier then the scheduled appointment, which was awesome. I definitely would recommend using him again if car needs any more work. Thank again Patrick!!

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodric was awesome and he got the job done quickly & efficiently.

Tyreek

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Tyreek
21 years of experience
Very good and thorough

Collins

10 years of experience
120 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Gwinyai (Colllins) did a great job fixing the starter on my old 1999 Jeep! He was very professional, and I would highly recommend his services.

Henry

32 years of experience
137 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
We have used Henry 3 times now and he has been professional, polite, and extremely thorough on each visit. He makes car repair MUCH less of a headache! Thank you Henry!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Northbrook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Outback $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2009 Saab 9-3 $400 $319.98 $79.99 6% $427.48
2006 Ford Focus $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2014 BMW 750Li $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2015 Infiniti Q70 $526 $430.14 $95.98 5% $559.14
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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.

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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