Car Starter Repair at your home or office in South River.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Very professional and thorough. Keith was also personable and efficient. I intend to utilize his services again in the near future.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome did an excellent job on my car. He called and showed up on time. He also did a great job putting my starter on. Great quality service!!

Robert

21 years of experience
216 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
I like the fact that when Robert was on the way I was notified and when he arrived I was also notified. Communication is key. Robert was friendly and got right to work. He replaced my starter and it only took an hour and maybe fifteen minutes. Not having to wait at a shop was perfect. I was able to do what I needed to do at home. That was awesome. I accidentally ran upon the website looking for parts. I am glad I did. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Toyia

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Very professional, on time for appointment,had everything he needed to fix my car. with no problems. Truly he is an expert at what he does. I was so impressed, if I have another problem with car I would probably contact yourmechanic.com again and only request he works on my car. I am a retired senior and like to know who is coming to help me. Thanks again.

Todd

11 years of experience
44 reviews
Todd
11 years of experience
Todd was great. Very professional and helpful. He came early or on time to each appointment he scheduled with me. I'm very happy with Todd and his work. Thanks Todd!

Braxton

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Absolutely outstanding service!! Arrived ahead of schedule, was very polite and respectful, before my Wife got to the mailbox and back he already had the defective part off and 15 minutes after that had the new part on...problem resolved.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Great mechanic....would recommend!!!

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job. I will be using your services from this point forward

Jonathon

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Jonathon
14 years of experience
Johnathon showed up earlier than expected, which was awesome! And we had friendly conversation the whole time while he replaced my starter. Was pleased with service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South River?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram 3500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix $298 $201.79 $95.98 9% $330.79
2010 Mercury Milan $359 $278.70 $79.99 7% $386.20
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $689 $592.88 $95.98 4% $721.88
2007 Land Rover LR3 $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2015 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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