Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Roy.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Nice guy, fast and friendly service.
Harish was friendly, courteous and polite. He arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled time and completed replacing the starter in my car in 30 minutes. I received an email after with pictures and notes regarding things that I need to have done in the future. I will definitely use him again!

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
SAM Was professional, relaxed, easy to talk to. He showed me a few tricks to get the car started if the starter goes out again. We would call him back in a heartbeat!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was on time, thorough and very informative. Would recommend him to anyone.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Great mechanic to work on your car. Would recommend.

Daniel

20 years of experience
20 reviews
Daniel
20 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and Daniel provided beyond exceptional service. He took the time to explain things to me as he worked on my car (he replaced the starter). He was very patient, friendly, knowledgeable, and understanding. I highly recommend Daniel, and he will be the mechanic I request when I obtain future services with YourMechanic.

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert was early and got started right away. He got it finished faster than it was said to take. He is my mechanic now.

Dustin

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Dustin
11 years of experience
great, kept in touch till my work is done.

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He was awesome. Fixed my car, was nice doing it and was super helpful

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was so nice and helpful. Showed up on time and was done quickly.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Excellent service & communication again, from Michael - he’s top notch! Thanks, Kevin


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Roy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volvo XC90 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2008 Saturn Aura $265 $161.43 $103.98 11% $301.18
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2008 Infiniti FX45 $264 $151.98 $111.98 12% $302.48
2015 Jaguar XJR $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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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