Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Ruskin.

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$154.22 - $1,141.96

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,523

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Joe

42 years of experience
754 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Joe was phenomenal! My first time using YourMechanic, and I may never go back... Joe was early, professional, friendly, and got the job done in a timely manner. He didn't even make an issue of the fact that I told him the wrong engine-- requiring him to to get a different part! All in all, I got my car fixed for less money than I anticipated, and I got to relax at my pool while waiting for it! I highly recommend YourMechanic, and Joe!
I had a wonderful experience with Joe a few days ago. He arrived promptly at 7 A.M. and immediately got to work. An hour later my starter was replaced and I was able to go to work. I am so happy I decided to use this service and have told many family and friends about it since.

Ira

35 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
35 years of experience
He was on time, friendly and fast. It was a stressful situation that he fixed and had a smile on his face the whole time.

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
This was my first experience with Your Mechanic and it was a GREAT one!!!. I would highly recommend them to others and also say please listen to them when they advised you to do the Diagnostic Test, especially if your not sure with what is wrong.

Christopher

26 years of experience
288 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
I was very skeptical at first for using this service But after trying it out I will definitely use it again. Chris was awesome, he was very thorough and prompt and will recommend this service for anyone I know who is looking for a good honest mechanic, Thank you again

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Richard was very polite, had great customer service, explained his whole process as I had questions and made clear recommendations that were easy to understand. Provided great reliable service and ensured that we were satisfied.

Chuck

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Chuck
9 years of experience
Very professional and got the job done quick !

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Very friendly, arrived on time, completed job in timely manner. will definitely use again.

Chris

19 years of experience
441 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Was on time and completed the work quickly. I saved hundreds of dollars by using this service! I will be using this service again!

Anderson

26 years of experience
68 reviews
Anderson
26 years of experience
Very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Matthew

11 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
Amazing service. I would highly recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ruskin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Golf $324 $227.95 $95.98 9% $356.95
2005 Mitsubishi Montero $270 $190.47 $79.99 9% $297.97
2013 Ford Explorer $310 $230.37 $79.99 8% $337.87
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $805 $725.04 $79.99 3% $832.54
2009 Lexus GX470 $440 $232.47 $207.97 13% $511.97
2014 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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