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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great experience I thought he did a great job and was very helpful with the issues of my car.
Awesome customer service !!

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
This is my second appointment with Joel. Awesome experience once again. Starter was bad and he replaced it and had me back on the road. Will book again for next time something need repair or replacement.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira showed up on time and completed the work as requested and within the time frame noted. I would definitely use Ira again for any service work in the future.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was great! Ended up not being to make appointment due to work so wife was there. He was very professional and explained everything as well. Will use again.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very competent,courteous and professional. Came on time, knew the issue, did not try to oversell and fixed the issue in the required time.

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
I appreciated Michael’s willingness to fix my car promptly. And when he arrived, he worked efficiently and got my car running again.

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
James was great. I will use yourmechanic.com from now on.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Fast and quick service.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was awesome. Showed up right on time, corrected my misdiagnosis, and handled everything that came up. He was a pleasure to work with and will be my go-to guy from here on out. Thanks again Jay!

Christopher

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
14 years of experience
Chris was on time and got the work done promptly. I was low on oil so even topped it off for me.


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
2004 Hummer H2 $322 $233.98 $87.98 8% $352.23
2009 Toyota Highlander $446 $294.05 $151.98 10% $498.30
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer $772 $676.11 $95.98 4% $805.11
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 $707 $467.40 $239.97 10% $789.90
2006 Cadillac STS $582 $365.76 $215.97 11% $656.01
2012 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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.

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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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