Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Northville.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
It's hard to say anything beyond - fantastic.
Rocco came to my home to check out my car since it would not start. I did not want to go through the hassle of having to tow it to a repair shop and wait around. I had a problem with my starter. With repairs like this you would think you'd have to go to a repair shop but I'm relieved I was able to have it fixed at my home from someone professional. He came and checked out my problem (which took less than an hour), provided an estimate along with how much time/labor would be involved and the next day came and made the repair. And I was able to save time without waiting around for other customers and cars ahead of mine like at a shop. I'd definitely use the service and call him again in the future :)

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
I will definitely use him again. Fixes car right the first time! Excellent!!!
Torrieanto was great! He was on time very knowledgeable and we will definitely be requesting him again!!!

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Went above and beyond to fix my problem and more.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great job

Abdy

15 years of experience
3 reviews
Abdy
15 years of experience
This was my first experience with YourMechanic.com. Abdy was EXCELLENT!! He gave great customer service, explained in detail what he was doing, did a test to make sure it was my vehicle's starter and replaced it in less than an hour. Also, I was surprised by the additional inspection that is required and the report that was given to me at no extra cost. I'm impressed with MyMechanic.com. We were worried about where and how to tow our car and the cost but YourMechanic.com and Abdy took all the worries away. I will definitely recommend Abdy and YourMechanic.com to everyone.

Kemoy

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
20 years of experience
Quick and easy

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Mike is AWESOME!!! He is knowledgeable, honest and a great mechanic

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
arrived on time fixed the problem

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was excellent. I will call again when I have the need.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
254 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe was on-time, highly professional and did a great job servicing my car. I could not be happier with the service I received.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Northville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2007 Kia Rondo $303 $223.41 $79.99 8% $330.91
2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $518 $373.79 $143.98 8% $567.29
2008 Audi A4 $344 $247.76 $95.98 8% $376.76
2015 Porsche 911 $1011 $850.84 $159.98 5% $1065.84

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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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