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Excellent Rating


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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience
I was excited to see not only was I able to find a mechanic but someone who was able to come out on the weekend. I was in desperate need, being a busy mom, a non working vehicle wasn't an option. He was actually 30 minutes early, very friendly, and got the job done. I'm telling everyone about Tyrone and this site.

Julio

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Julio
12 years of experience
Julio was great! Super fast and friendly service, made sure to double check if I was having any other issues with the car. Made me feel very comfortable about the whole service!

Richard

14 years of experience
77 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
I took a few days to post a review -- to test out the health of the new starter that Richard replaced. But just as I expected, based off his professionalism and attention to detail, the car is running great several days later. He provided a great service experience, arrived early, and I trusted that he correctly diagnosed the problem and fixed it. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thank you, Richard!

Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was excellent and very kind. Daniel answered all my questions with a smile and gave really good advise. Daniel was quick and efficient. Daniel also made me feel as though I can trust mechanics again, Thank you so much for sending this wonderful man and I will in the future call on him for service to all my vehicles and I will tell EVERYONE about Daniel and Your Mechanic. Thanks to you all for a stress free service. I and my Family give Daniel 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

Shawn

27 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
27 years of experience
Shawn did a thorough job explaining the issue and quickly making the repair. He then walked through all additional issues ranking by priority. I would recommend Shawn as he truly cares in helping others.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was extremely helpful, timely, and prepared! I was so impressed; I will DEFINITELY request his services again and highly recommend him.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Kyle was very professional and did the job in a reasonable amount of time. However, he was two hours late because he said received the wrong part.

Robert

5 years of experience
19 reviews
Robert
5 years of experience
Very Friendly

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
quick and efficient

Jon

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
13 years of experience
Jon was a pleasure to work with. He was polite, punctual and a total professional. He took the time to explain to me the problems with my vehicle and the steps needed to diagnose the problem. My car was sitting for a week due to a no start condition. I scheduled an inspection to diagnose the no start issue, and since I was in need of my vehicle, I was in dire need to get it fixed ASAP. I asked Jon if he could get my car up and running the same day. He said it should not be a problem and after a few phone calls to his associates and eventually the auto parts store, my car was fixed that afternoon and I couldn't be happier. More repairs/maintenance are needed down the road, brakes and such, and I will definitely use Jon again to work on my vehicle. So, thank you, Jon & thank you Your Mechanic for the great service and fair prices. You have a repeat customer who is completely satisfied!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Plainfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Camry $323 $242.89 $79.99 7% $350.39
2006 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2012 BMW X5 $828 $475.71 $351.95 12% $948.71
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $578 $497.80 $79.99 4% $605.30

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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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