Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Saint Louis.

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5/5

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Tony

13 years of experience
36 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
I was very nervous about this company. I had already had the go around with three other companies, so when I booked an appointment for Tony, I really wasn't holding out much hope. Tony called 45 minutes prior to my appointment and told me he was on his way. He showed up 15 minutes later. Without hesitation, he started work and was done in one hour. I was shocked! My personal friend, who has worked on my car for years, could not have done what he did without some sort of miracle from God! I love Tony! He was professional, informative, and very, very accommodating! I have to be honest, when I called this company, I actually thought it was some type of scam. I am so glad I trusted my gut! I cannot be without my car. Knowing that someone can come to my office and work on my car takes away so much stress from my life! Who can afford to leave their car at the mechanic shop for two days while they figure things out? Not me! I love 'Your Mechanic" and I am so happy I found them! I have told everyone I know!!! I highly recommend them! After the professionalism Tony showed, I'd be a fool to go anywhere else. What I really liked, was that my friend quoted me over $300 to do the same job that "Your Mechani" did it for only $70! Granted, I bought my own part but still... Even if they provided the part, it still would have been $100 cheaper! I will never go anywhere else! What a great concept! What a great mechanic! A great company! Highly recommended
Tony Was Very Professional and Very Knowledgeable. He Was Awesome

Christian

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
33 years of experience
Christian sent a text to let me know he was on his way.He arrived on time and started work immediately.The task was done quickly and efficiently.I am extremely satisfied with the work and give Christian my highest recommendation.I would definitely call on him again.Thank you.
The mechanic did a good job on my starter for my 2006 trailblazer. It runs great! Thank you!

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great work and very knowledgeable
Very happy with the service and happy with Jay Unger.

Matthew

8 years of experience
35 reviews
Matthew
8 years of experience
Matt took less time to replace the electronic starter on my Jeep than it did for me to watch the YouTube video on how I could replace the starter myself! Major dose of humility! 

Luke

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
14 years of experience
reliable, great service definitely will use Luke again.

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
He did not arrive on time because his appointments were back to back. He called in advance and set the time he would be able to arrive. Very helpful and fixed things quickly.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin was awesome!!!! So happy with his quick and friendly service! I felt he was honest and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first time using yourmechanic.com and I must admit I was impressed with Godwin and his service. I would definitely recommend!

William

10 years of experience
27 reviews
William
10 years of experience
Great and prompt service.

Milton

35 years of experience
204 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
Milton was very professional, thorough, and nice. Anytime someone says they are having a vehical issue i will be recommending Milton.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick is a very good mechanic. So thankful we found yourmechanic.com. Convenient, great price and service. Will definitely recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Saint Louis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Kia Rio $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2009 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2007 BMW 750i $1092 $516.42 $575.92 15% $1290.42
2013 Audi Q5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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