Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Oyster Bay.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jose

13 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Awesome service!

Roger

12 years of experience
27 reviews
Roger
12 years of experience
Roger showed up on time and worked very hard to get me going

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was awesome!

David

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

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Andrew

13 years of experience
182 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Very polite, obviously knows his stuff.

Robert

21 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert was fantastic! I'll definitely call the next time I need my vehicle serviced. Thank you Robert!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian arrived 10 minutes early, removed the bad starter from my 1998 Subaru and replaced it (in addition to doing the overall inspection of the car), all in less than 45 minutes. The Subaru fired right up. The quoted price was the price I was charged. Next time I need work on one of my cars, I will be calling Your Mechanic.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Car is back to running smoothly but my check engine , TCS and TCS indicater light has came on and wasn't on before the work but idk it may be the systems computer


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oyster Bay?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Tacoma $288 $175.84 $111.98 11% $326.34
2012 Chevrolet Cruze $261 $181.33 $79.99 9% $288.83
2013 Hyundai Sonata $382 $286.48 $95.98 7% $415.48
2013 BMW 750i $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2005 Lexus IS300 $310 $230.16 $79.99 8% $337.66
2008 Tesla Roadster $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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