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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Showed up early, communicated with me thoroughly, and got the job done successfully!
Displayed Punctuality he showed up 30 minutes early, Professionalism by helping me learn about the issue. Would like for him to be sent 4 any of my vehicles. Thank you

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is terrific.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Always a great experience with Xavier because he is thorough and efficient.

Jose

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Jose
20 years of experience
Great quick service. Very professional.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
Came early, provided efficient work, explained other current challenges to prepare to have serviced.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney showed up 15 minutes early for the scheduled appointment and did the starter install in less time than was quoted. He emailed me a detailed report of a complete evaluation of my car including some leaking gaskets I was not aware of. There was a complete estimate included with pricing for the recommended work. I plan on having the recommend work done shortly and I would recommend Rodney and Your Mechanic to everyone with repairs to be done.

Cody

6 years of experience
92 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Did a great job.

Robert

8 years of experience
21 reviews
Robert
8 years of experience
Event: confirmed an appointment with me, arrived, interviewed about the car, performed the repair, provided feedback with opinions on the car's health. 1. Extremely easy to communicate. 2. No sales, pure repair and diagnosis for signs of additional problems. 3. No surprises, such as non-working online payment with inquiry for cash payment. 4. Keeps workspace organized for neighbors and leaves without a trace.

Anthony

15 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Anthony stayed in contact with me the whole time and got my car up and running again in a few hours.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oak Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2007 Ford Focus $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee $748 $603.62 $143.98 6% $797.12
2013 Audi A5 $455 $342.81 $111.98 7% $493.31
2008 BMW 550i $1012 $516.42 $495.93 14% $1182.92
2008 BMW M5 $1276 $580.27 $695.91 15% $1515.52

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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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