Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Old Westbury.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I've read bad reviews for people using YourMechanic but my experience was far from it. Brandon is professional, efficient, and has proven he has the background and knowledge to be an all-around mechanic. Great working with him!
Brandon was great. He was early and jumped right on the job. He was friendly and did a great job. He explained his work and other issues with my car that I should keep an eye on. I would highly recommend Brandon and would gladly have him service my car again.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Came over, got to work, finished up faster than expected. Would rebook again

Jim

31 years of experience
56 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
Prompt, courteous and professional!

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John went right to work and knew what he was doing.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was phenomenal! My first time using YourMechanic, and I may never go back... Joe was early, professional, friendly, and got the job done in a timely manner. He didn't even make an issue of the fact that I told him the wrong engine-- requiring him to to get a different part! All in all, I got my car fixed for less money than I anticipated, and I got to relax at my pool while waiting for it! I highly recommend YourMechanic, and Joe!

Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great service and Chris knew exactly what the problem was and he got it resolved right away. He even recommended some issues that I’ve been needing to get looked at. Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better mechanic. Thanks Chris G!

Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Very helpful and was flexible with bad/unexpected weather!

Ernest

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Everything was great. Ernest was friendly, competent, reasonably priced, and a few minutes early.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
First great personality honest true to his work I enjoy talking to him he pointed out a couple of things that need to be done to my car I really appreciated him but most of all he's a down-to-earth guy that really cares about doing the job right and I will be telling my friends and family about the really great job he has done for me thanks Ricardo

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris was on time, straightforward and fixed the issues with my car. It took about an hour and was very convenient.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Old Westbury?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Toyota Prius V $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2013 Nissan Versa $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98
2013 Honda Civic $319 $198.91 $119.98 11% $360.16
2007 Mercedes-Benz R320 $539 $330.98 $207.97 11% $610.48
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2010 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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