Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Palmetto.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
Called and was available before scheduled appointment. Replaced my starter in 45 minutes. Did very good job.

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Arrived on time and did a good professional job.

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
He is awesome great work

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
No complaints. Jose was professional, efficient, capable, and knows his stuff. I especially appreciate that Jose was not "salesey." He just fixed my car. I like that. This was my first time using Your Mechanic. It won't be my last.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Chris is competent and thorough, glad I found YourMechanic. Prices are reasonable and Chris' service was outstanding.

Cameron

12 years of experience
88 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
Was great. On time. Made everything make sense. Will use him again. Made my life easier.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
On time and fixed the issue.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
First experience dealing with Clifton he was very professional and highly skilled. I definitely will be using his services again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Palmetto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Legacy $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2008 Chevrolet HHR $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee $423 $230.75 $191.97 13% $488.75
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $389 $309.42 $79.99 6% $416.92
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 $622 $541.64 $79.99 4% $649.14
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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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