Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Novi.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Charles did a great job! He came out IN THE SNOW, outside, with no cover, and fixed my car, right away. He replaced the starter for me. He got it up and running, correctly diagnosed the issue, and got me back on the road. Highly recommended!

Juan

17 years of experience
36 reviews
Juan
17 years of experience

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 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!

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Gerron is the best!!!!! I have found my new mechanic!!!!!

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis is awesome! He is an extremely knowledgeable car geek that loves his job. I definitely recommend him! I will be requesting him in the future.

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
Excellent service by knowledgeable mechanic George. I enjoyed the convenience of getting my car repaired at home.

TJ

24 years of experience
335 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was great. Very knowledgeable about vehicles and loves what he does and is very personable as well. Was very thorough and not only explained what he was doing but showed me as well. Have to say I learned a few things today! Will definitely be booking him again as I have a minor item needing replaced. I will be telling everyone I know about yourmechanic.com. What a great service! Thanks!!!!

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Enthusiastic, punctual, knowledgeable, diligent, agreeably, communicative, honest, courteous, and an overall pleasure to work with. Will definitely try to use Mitchel again.

Scott

32 years of experience
332 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Always curtious and fast.

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and gave recommendations.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Novi?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mercury Mariner $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2009 Volvo C30 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2007 Dodge Caliber $239 $135.15 $103.98 13% $274.90
2008 Audi A3 Quattro $396 $283.87 $111.98 8% $434.37
2007 BMW X3 $684 $444.30 $239.97 10% $766.80
2015 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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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