Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Olympia.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Olympia

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

6

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Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Timothy was awesome! Knew what he was doing. Spent hours trying to fix the problem myself finally called in the calvary. Tim to the rescue! Thanks so much!
On time, very friendly, had needed tools, gave advice, and fixed it quickly. Very happy with service and already planning to use again.

Michael

19 years of experience
79 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Excellent service very professional
Michael was timely and very flexible working on my truck while I was at work. Very satisfied and I’d hire him again!!

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great
absolutely amazing mechanic. does brilliant work, we will deffently be booking him again in the future

Brandon

18 years of experience
764 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is a outstanding mechanic who cares about his customer. Values and appreciates them. As my first time with “your mechanic” he has made this experience memorable and I’m 100% more likely to call upon him if my truck ever has any problems. Very knowledgeable, professional, anddependable.
Good experience.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Contacted me to let me know he would be early and did a great job.

Scott

32 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
How many mechanics are available on a Sunday? Unfortunately cars don’t break at the most convenient times. Thanks Scott for being available when I needed ya, and for your excellent work!

James

6 years of experience
126 reviews
James
6 years of experience
James is exceptional!! I recommend him to everyone.

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Prompt, professional and kind. I will recommend Kenneth everyone I know.

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Most mechanics won't usually talk when they are working but not Deane...we were having a conversation the whole time while he was working & it was great!!! Very knowledgeable and professional!! Even taught me a few things about my car!!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
very impressive


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Olympia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78
2010 Nissan Frontier $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2015 Audi Q3 $620 $516.43 $103.98 5% $656.18
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 $539 $394.65 $143.98 8% $588.15
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $565 $388.61 $175.97 9% $625.11

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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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