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Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex took care of my starter replacement with flying colors. It took longer than the appointment estimate, but it was a very difficult replacement job. The starter on this model/year BMW is very hard to get to. The car now starts and runs like a champ.
Alex was great. He was earlier than expected and finished very quickly. He was polite. He explained what he would do and why we had the problem in the first place. He was not pushy. I appreciate this type of service.

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
Jared was not only timely but even arrived a little early, which was awesome, and got in and out quickly and professionally - super convenient and friendly service.
Jared was fast and friendly. Will definitely request him on my next repair!

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right
Nice guy. Thorough. Worked fast.

Gonzalo

29 years of experience
13 reviews
Gonzalo
29 years of experience
He was awesome should up on time, super personable, very professional. I was a tad nervous about using this company at first, Gonzalo was such a pro I know I had a real mechanic working on my car. I will suggest him to everybody. Thanks againg for getting my car running

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Andrew was excellent. He came on time and clearly knew exactly what he was doing. He allowed me to watch him and answered all of my questions. It's not that I was skeptical of him, but just curious what he was doing. Not only did he fix the problem, but he also helped me learn a lot about my car, some basic maintenance, and some potential problem areas.

David

16 years of experience
44 reviews
David
16 years of experience
Excellent

Miguel

33 years of experience
240 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
on time very nice did his work very well i am very impressed with him and this company,all of my future work is going to be done by miguel

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was very professional and informative. He fixed what I needed and recommended other services that would help my car work better. Definitely sticking worth this site for car purposes and if I can choose to use danny again I definitely will

Anietie

21 years of experience
20 reviews
Anietie
21 years of experience
Anietie was showed up a little early which was great. He listened to my concerns and explained what he was going to do. He got right to work and installed a new starter. The car runs well now. I would recommend Anietie to anyone needing car repairs.

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
I used youmechanic.com when the starter on my Nissan Pathfinder stopped working. It was easy to schedule an appointment online for the next day. Gary actually arrived early and met my dad since I was out of town. Repairs were completed within an hour and a half. I am so thankful I found this service and will recommend to many. It beats having to get my car towed to an actual facility.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Richardson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mazda B2300 $300 $219.76 $79.99 8% $327.26
2006 Suzuki Forenza $239 $158.54 $79.99 10% $266.04
2008 Suzuki SX4 $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $370 $289.61 $79.99 6% $397.11
2009 Lincoln MKZ $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2007 Audi S4 $852 $667.70 $183.97 6% $914.95

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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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