Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Sandy.

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$155.87 - $1,119.50

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,034

Rating Summary
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Joseph

18 years of experience
436 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
Arrived early, very knowledgable, did an awesome job and did it quickly! Will definitely use Joseph again!

Jim

31 years of experience
61 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
On time, courteous and thorough. Would definitely book Jim again
Very good

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
Thanks

Kyle

10 years of experience
28 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
The use of Your Mechanic is very easy! Kyle showed up to put a new starter on my car. He was on time, actually a few minutes early. He was very thorough, very knowledgeable and got the job done quick! I wasn't looking for quick, but he did it quick! He's a very respectful man. I'll definitely be using this service, and Kyle, again, very soon.

Terry

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Terry
16 years of experience
Terry was great, on time, accurate and was able to diagnose additional issues while working on the starter. Very quick as well and completed the work faster than expected. Quality and efficiency!

Dellano

16 years of experience
382 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Dellano was fantastic. What I liked most was that he was very happy to show me how the repair would and explain the motions along the way. That way it was a learning experience instead of just sitting on the side and waiting. Dellano was on time, professional, and focused. It was about the work and he enjoyed the work. He was happy to point out other issues that I would need to keep an eye on and gave me tips on how to do it myself. And I know that if I'm not able, I have someone who is reliable, friendly, competent, and kind to help fix it.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Great Work!!! Carlos is the best mechanic that I have ever done business with. He showed passion in his craft and was very informative about the work that he was doing on my vehicle. I was very impressed with his wealth of knowledge about cars and how he explained the issue I was experiencing. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends for their car repairs. Keep up the good work.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
278 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe arrived at my place prior to the appointment time and was ready to get to work! He had a slight setback but was able to get the job done and was very transparent about what was going on at all times. I was very pleased with his work and will recommend him to anyone. I actually recommended him on the spot to a neighbor of mine who came outside inquiring about the service. I was very impressed.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
491 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto is a really good mechanic and trustfull. The service was just perfect and he was always on time or earlier. He also has a lot of experience and gave me good advise to prevent this problem next time. Thank you so much!

Kinder

19 years of experience
58 reviews
Kinder
19 years of experience
Great guy quick to the point very knowledgeable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sandy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda S2000 $345 $201.11 $143.98 12% $394.61
2010 Kia Soul $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2009 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $497 $344.93 $151.98 9% $549.18
2006 BMW X3 $684 $508.20 $175.97 8% $744.70
2014 Porsche Boxster $1025 $832.84 $191.97 6% $1090.84

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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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