Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Olympia.

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$154.22 - $1,141.96

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Olympia

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

6

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Michael

20 years of experience
80 reviews
Michael
20 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!!

Timothy

21 years of experience
107 reviews
Timothy
21 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.

Noe

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

Scott

33 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
33 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!

Yahshif

9 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
9 years of experience
So I got the starter put on. I just have to say that I really appreciate my mechanic. On time once again and he finished the job in less time than I thought. I am definitely satisfied and happy I found this online. His attitude is amazing and I truly appreciate it.

Robert

11 years of experience
76 reviews
Robert
11 years of experience
He is super and very reliable person.

Russell

23 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
23 years of experience
Great!

Max

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Max
9 years of experience
He was on time...very polite young man...very professional and knowledgeable about his work.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua was professional and this was a follow up call to resolve the issue of the car not starting.

Mila

10 years of experience
93 reviews
Mila
10 years of experience
Effficient And Quality Work Mary


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
2005 Toyota 4Runner $297 $193.36 $103.98 10% $333.11
2011 Mercury Mariner $298 $217.86 $79.99 8% $325.36
2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $547 $419.03 $127.98 7% $591.03
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $746 $626.01 $119.98 5% $787.26
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $549 $405.26 $143.98 8% $598.76
2014 Jaguar XFR $859 $714.71 $143.98 5% $908.21

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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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