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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,656

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Torrieanto

Torrieanto

9 years of experience
276 reviews
Torrieanto
9 years of experience
Consistent and a great consultative adivsor. Torrieanto is always a pleasure to work with. Definitely my go to mechanic moving forward.
Very thurough. Very proffessional. Thanks again man.!
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
Russell is a great mechanic that takes pride in his work and keeping the customer happy. He does great work and keeps the customer informed of any possible problems in the future. I have a 3rd appointment for another one of our vehicles next week and looking forward to getting another completed job you can count on being correct.
Great person. He stayed way after the time needed to make sure the car was fixed and started. He did a great job. He showed me how to do a few things as well.
Kenneth

Kenneth

13 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
13 years of experience
Very good and excellent service.
Luis

Luis

32 years of experience
31 reviews
Luis
32 years of experience
Luis was very resourceful and had a knack to make it happen. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him do his thing. If ever I may need a mechanic I would ask for him. thanks and this was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am greatly appreciated.
Lamont

Lamont

27 years of experience
61 reviews
Lamont
27 years of experience
Lamont provided excellent customer service and explained everything that he was doing well. Finally a mechanic that does not give off the "I'm going to rip you off vibe". He really does know his stuff and focuses on getting your car back up and mobile.
Michael

Michael

37 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
37 years of experience
Very thorough with the 50 point inspection...very professional and knowledgeable...Car issue fixed in a short amount of time and now starts right away
Edgar

Edgar

22 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
22 years of experience
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
He was fast and amazing !!
Abdul

Abdul

8 years of experience
279 reviews
Abdul
8 years of experience
Very professional and fast.
Steven

Steven

7 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
7 years of experience
The best and easiest experience I've ever had with a mechanic. Was on time and the work was completed fast. Would Definitely recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford F-150 $369 $288.52 $79.99 6% $396.02
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2006 Nissan Murano $348 $267.82 $79.99 7% $375.32
2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 $428 $299.66 $127.98 9% $471.66
2004 Infiniti FX35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2005 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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