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5/5

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Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Great. Ian works super fast and he knows what hes doing. I dont even think he was out here an hour and was already done. I'd definitely would recommend him to anyone that needs their car serviced.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
138 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Great job

Oliver

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Oliver
11 years of experience
He was very helpful and professional. I will definitely use him again.

Victor

9 years of experience
201 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Victor was on time and very professional. Removing the starter proved to be very difficult after disconnecting it. He tried numerous times based on his own knowledge and consulted several sources when he had initial problems. After trying all suggestions, none which worked as suggested, he persisted and came up with a solution of his own. Once the old starter was removed after at least two hours or more, connecting the new one went swiftly. I was willing to let him quit, but he did not. His equipment truck is better outfitted than most shops. During the repair, several passersby stopped to get Your Mechanic contact info. Victor is one of the best mechanics I've ever met anywhere!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience

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!

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Top notch. Will recommend and will use again. Thanks so much.

Diego

19 years of experience
435 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Great service!

John

17 years of experience
137 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John arrived early, got straight to work, finished the job earlier than expected, and was professional and friendly for the duration of his work. Excellent job!

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Mahdi was great! He showed up on time, he was polite, professional, and competent. He worked quickly and got the job done much faster than I would have expected. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and I will definitely request him again if needed.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Portsmouth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Sebring $313 $216.98 $95.98 9% $345.98
2010 Kia Soul $283 $178.73 $103.98 11% $318.48
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2008 Cadillac XLR $550 $365.76 $183.97 10% $613.01
2009 BMW 528i $652 $444.30 $207.97 9% $723.80
2006 Jaguar Vanden Plas $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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