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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was super cool and did exactly what we needed! I am so appreciative that we didn’t have to leave our house to get the work done. He was on time and finished in the quoted amount of time. Would definitely recommend!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Great job.

Mung

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Mung
19 years of experience
Did an awesome job, I will definitely use him again!!!

Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
He arrived on time and finished before i new it im very happy in they even quoted me for more services i need done

Joe

18 years of experience
125 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Joe was awesome!!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave was on time plus very patient. He did a wonderful job! Thanks Dave!

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
Exceptional!

Luther

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
14 years of experience
Knowledgeable and timely. Very satisfied

David

18 years of experience
19 reviews
David
18 years of experience
David installed a new starter on our car and did a great job and was very personable and helpful regarding other concerns that my wife had.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
My car has been having a slow start issue for the past year and I was finally unable to start it despite having a relatively new battery. So after many searches online, I had my first Yourmechanic service today for my starter change. The repair was performed by Godwin and I have to say it was a great experience. Godwin is extremely helpful and finished the job quickly (despite the shop gave him the wrong starter model at the beginning). It was a pleasure talking to him and learning more about my car. Definitely a 5 stars! Highly recommended!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oakwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Highlander $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2011 Mazda Tribute $432 $296.40 $135.98 9% $479.15
2008 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2009 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2015 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $1078 $965.77 $111.98 3% $1116.27

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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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