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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Arrived on time and did a good professional job.
Excellent experience!!! Showed up promptly and finished job in record time. Would highly recommend Brandon and the Your Mechanic company.

Collins

10 years of experience
120 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
OMG... Collin was the best, early, even on short notice,professional,did the job which im very pleased, i highly recommend Collin Thanks alot to Collin + Yourmechanic
Collins was punctual and prepared. His diagnosis and repair were fast and of high quality. Collins was personable and competent. I would wholeheartedly recommend Collins to family, friends and colleagues.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Very professional and was prompt. He made sure everything was okay before he left and answered any questions/concerns that I had.

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Very happy, On time, very polite, Will call again to have the recommendation work done in the near future. Thank you

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
Ejnar was great! He communicated easily and was on time. He had to change the starter on my Honda CRV. It was a long process which took hours. He explained if asked and showed me the new part. I highly recommend Ejnar and this company and less expensive than all other quotes. They deliver!!

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Csme early completed and very diligent

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
WOW! I will never sit in a service department again! I can't believe I waited this long (45+ years) to give a mobile mechanic a try. After deciding to use "Your Mechanic" I made my inspection appointment online in less than a minute. And from that moment on everything and I do mean EVERYTHING happened just like the web site said it would. Today my repairs were completed right on time. And I honestly believe that "Your Mechanic"saved me money and a tremendous amount of stress.

Paul

17 years of experience
201 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Will ask for him again. Thanks Paul

Jesus

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jesus
14 years of experience
He is a very knowledgeable and experienced mechanic. Gets the job done.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
I was in the middle of replacing the starter to my 97 VW Jetta all on my own, and the end was in sight. I had successfully taken the starter out, so I just needed to reverse my steps and install the new one. Little did I know, that the hole for the top 8" bolt was slightly misaligned (no wonder it took a bit of tugging and pulling to take out) and getting it back in was near impossible. Since it was so long, it went through the starter, transmission chassis, and then into a motor mount chassis. I tried to raise the motor via various jack points along the engine/transmission, but nothing would allow me to get the bolt back in. I was pretty frustrated and at my wits end. Enter Grzegorz. Grzegorz arrived on the scene and instantly started loosening all the motor mount bolts that held the entire motor/transmission in place. He was even able to loosen one of the motor mounts that I was unable to, as well as quickly locate 2 other motor mounts to loosen as well. Once that was done, I helped him slowly jack up the transmission as he was looking down the bolt shaft w/ his mirror. After he told me to stop, he was able to insert the bolt problem free. Everything after that was downhill and a piece of cake. I was extremely impressed with Grzegorz's knowledge of cars, specifically what motor mount bolts needed to be loosened, as well as his wide array of tools that he had at his disposal. He had a special ratchet or wrench for every occasion, and knew how to use them as well. His services are perfect if you're a big DIY guy like I am, and end up finding yourself in a tight spot. Sometimes walk-throughs and online car forums can only get you so far. To get you the rest of the way, you need a mechanic like Grzegorz from YourMechanic.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South Amboy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $421 $325.51 $95.98 7% $454.51
2009 Chevrolet Equinox $393 $288.83 $103.98 8% $428.58
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 $658 $418.33 $239.97 11% $740.83
2005 BMW 645Ci $1126 $518.48 $607.92 15% $1335.48
2014 Ford Mustang $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38

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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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