Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Safety Harbor.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was down to earth, professional, answered all my questions and offered to go above and beyond what he needed to.
Very professional and explained everything. Would definitely book him again!

Jerry

6 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Jerry was fantastic. Came on time and took care of the problem. Also pointed out some things to look out for and even patched a minor issue until I can get around to fixing it. I'll plan to use him again in the future!

Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Comunication is comforting when work is being done on your vehicle. the day before,the day of my appointment I was kept informed. before Joseph arrived i received a text that he was on his way. the work was flawless,I was shown the replaced part. the work took less time than was estimated.thank you,GE Castro

Tom

42 years of experience
26 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
Great mechanic, I'd happily recommend him and will be requesting Tom next time I have a problem. Thank you!

AL

10 years of experience
185 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Al did a great job!

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
Called ahead of appointment, was on time, diagnosed issue (wasn't problem I thought), required job and finished in the dark by flaslight! Honest, friendly and knowledgeable.

Glenn

41 years of experience
36 reviews
Glenn
41 years of experience
Glen was friendly, professional, organized, and knowledgeable. I have an older vehicle and his familiarity with it was a real advantage. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their automobile.

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was great! Very knowledgable and had a great amount of experience. He was really nice to work with and got our issue with a bad part taken care of quickly. Will definitely call Gary and YourMechanic again!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very professional and worked on the car quickly.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was prompt, polite and got the job done fast. He's a great mechanic, and I will recommend to anyone I know that needs work on their car.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Safety Harbor?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer $859 $723.46 $135.98 5% $906.21
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara $538 $354.51 $183.97 10% $601.76
2005 Acura RSX $385 $233.49 $151.98 11% $437.74
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 $580 $388.25 $191.97 10% $646.25
2008 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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.

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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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