Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Petersburg.

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Number of Reviews

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Joel

19 years of experience
728 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel worked quickly and confidently and did a great job at a reasonabke price. This was my first time using this service and I will definitely use it again and recommend it to others.
Awesome n speedy

Christopher

15 years of experience
26 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christopher showed up on time with the parts needed for repair and got right to work. And now it's fixed! I was looking at having the car towed if I had to get it to a nearby garage, so I saved plenty of money by having the work done right in the driveway.

Mark

12 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
12 years of experience
Another great experience with Mark. Timely, knowledgable, and kind.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Very Good!

Jay

35 years of experience
683 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is a professional.

Dellano

16 years of experience
353 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Outstanding experience , quick ,fast and diligent ..I would definitely recommend this company to anyone I know

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Ran about 4 hours longer than expected due to broken parts needed form dealer. Great service as always

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Very professional

Paul

31 years of experience
80 reviews
Paul
31 years of experience
First time trying this site, YourMechanic.com, and I must confess it definitely impressed me. Paul, the mechanic, was very courteous and polite in performing his services on repairing my sister's car. Kept me informed by texts and calls and was prompt on the two appointments Paul made.

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great service, right on time, very clean job, no mess at all


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Petersburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ford Focus $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2006 Buick Terraza $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2015 Chevrolet Express 2500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe $768 $559.61 $207.97 8% $839.11
2005 BMW 760i $1202 $674.49 $527.93 13% $1383.99
2006 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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