Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Oakwood.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,453

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Dan

38 years of experience
789 reviews
Dan
38 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!

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was prompt and ready to work. He completed job in allotted time. I am very pleased with his professional work approach. Have already scheduled more services.

Joe

42 years of experience
746 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Great! And as before (which is why I requested him) he showed up got the work done and I was able to drive again.

James

14 years of experience
46 reviews
James
14 years of experience
I was a little nervous using this online service and not knowing the mechanic. My fears were quickly relieved when James texted me the same day to make sure I was ordering the correct parts and service. I knew then I was not going to be nickled and dimed like in your regular mechanic shops. James guided me in making sure the issue I was having was the starter. I would definitely use this service again if I can choose James.

Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian was great. He was right on time, diagnosed the problem and fixed it very quickly.

Cesar

8 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
8 years of experience
Showed up right on time to replace my starter. He was very nice and finished the job quickly. Great experience.

Eladio

9 years of experience
148 reviews
Eladio
9 years of experience
Great tech. Worked very hard on my stubborn vehicle without any complaints. Very professional.

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
I had my reservations about having someone come to my home to repair my truck but not anymore. Enrique is totally respectful, professional and completed the repair correctly as well as inspected it for any other problems. I will not hesitate to call in the future.

Hernandes

6 years of experience
18 reviews
Hernandes
6 years of experience
Replace a starter on my Chevy PU and fixed a wire that was shorting out the starter.

Gary

34 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
34 years of experience
Gary was great! Very knowledgable and had a great amount of experience. He was really nice to work with and got our issue with a bad part taken care of quickly. Will definitely call Gary and YourMechanic again!


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
2010 GMC Acadia $384 $271.57 $111.98 9% $422.07
2011 Mercury Mariner $510 $430.28 $79.99 5% $537.78
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $445 $284.81 $159.98 11% $499.81
2013 Lincoln MKS $310 $229.62 $79.99 8% $337.12
2015 Ford Mustang $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38

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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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