Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Olathe.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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5/5

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Andrew

9 years of experience
530 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew is accurate, honest and professional w/ troubleshooting & repairs.
Rocky start with parts issues, once that was resolved, all went well.

David

9 years of experience
142 reviews
David
9 years of experience
Great service

Graham

15 years of experience
103 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Great guy

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Rey, thank you so much. This was my first time using your mechanic or any type of mechanic that comes to the house. With my wife out of town and my son who has some disabilities would have made it difficult for me to get a tow truck and take my son with me. This was quick and painless and the work was great. Thanks again

Horus

9 years of experience
71 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
After a frustrating experience of another mechanic canceling on me multiple times, Horus agreed to come out to repair my car on a day he does not usually work. He was right on time, was very friendly and courteous and got my car running again! Thank you, Horus!

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Awesome first experience with your mechanic. Ross had a great attitude and was very helpful and answered all our questions. He preformed the job as quoted and even inspected my vehicle further. Will recommend and use your mechanic again.

Fred

15 years of experience
323 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
This was the first time to use a mobile mechanic and I don't think I'll ever take my car in the shop again--to wait 3 or 4 hrs! I can't say enough about Fred! He was always prompt and courteous. Diagnosed the problem quickly and told me exactly how much it would cost. I highly recommend this guy!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven has great communication and is very knowledgeable. He goes over and beyond what I expect. He is patient and spends the time to explain why and what he is doing. I have used him on all 3 of my vehicles and will use him again when the need arises. He comes very highly recommended.

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
The epitome of professionalism. Arrived early and explained everything without making me feel completely ignorant.

Miguel

33 years of experience
225 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
He was very professional and knew what to do. I feel this man has great customer service and knowledgeable about cars. I hope to have him in the near future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Olathe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Vue $385 $288.83 $95.98 7% $417.83
2009 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 $549 $309.46 $239.97 13% $631.96
2010 Audi A3 $321 $224.62 $95.98 9% $353.62
2008 Cadillac XLR $550 $365.76 $183.97 10% $613.01
2010 Porsche Cayenne $515 $410.97 $103.98 6% $550.72

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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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