Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Oak Hill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Herman

11 years of experience
86 reviews
Herman
11 years of experience
Herman was very professional, quick and very friendly

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Very helpful and very pleasant to speak with thanks

Damian

9 years of experience
354 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Was a wonderful experience we have a 1990 corvette had electrical issues Damian found the problem had it fixed within no time they come to you will definitely use them in the future for any mechanical issues

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was very nice. Explained everything about my car to me and also gave me ideas in buying my next car. Would definitely recommend him again. He also didn't rush the job but took his time to make sure everything was okay.

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great communications, he was there on time and only took 39 minutes for the repairs.. I will use this source again.

Rodric

12 years of experience
321 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert was fantastic! I'll definitely call the next time I need my vehicle serviced. Thank you Robert!

Ernest

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Showed up on time which nowadays is a chore for some. Needed a starter and oxygen sensor installed. Got right to work and completed job at my house within an hour . Very friendly and professional A pleasure to deal with

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
He is very good...I always book him cause he is very professional

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
I truly liked my experience with YourMechanic. The service was exceptional and the cost was reasonable; I appreciated that they made sure I understood exactly what I was paying for. Considering the alternative of having to pay for a tow truck to take transport the car to a garage, in addition to the repair costs, I can confidently say that I saved a good amount of money.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oak Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet HHR $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer $315 $218.53 $95.98 9% $347.53
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $294 $214.03 $79.99 8% $321.53
2004 BMW 645Ci $1085 $476.73 $607.92 16% $1293.73
2007 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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