Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Southfield.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

Rating Summary
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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.
On time and got my car running quick. Would recommend.

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Showed up on time and completed the work without an issues. Even diagnosed root cause of issue, but required work was not possible without taking the car to a shop.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
He did great work. The replacement would normally require dropping the exhaust to fully access the starter (which would have to be done at a shop), but he figured out a way to do the job in my driveway, saving me a lot of money at a shop. In addition, he was on time, quick, and friendly. A pleasure.

Wilson

11 years of experience
289 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Very pleasant and great to deal with.

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

Phillip

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Awesome job! Phillip was very knowledgeable and also very courteous and pleasant! Job was completed quickly and Phillip answered all questions. I am a very happy customer! Definitely use him again!

Warren

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Warren
13 years of experience
Warren was very professional and let me know how the process worked. He did an awesome job fixing my car. I'll definitely use this service and Warren again. Thanks

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris replaced the starter and power steering fluid in my car and I actually notice the difference when steering. He also did a great job fast. Moreover, he recommended tirerack which is great if you have to change your tires and is cheaper than going directly to a tire shop.

Anthony

26 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
26 years of experience
He is professional and very kind. He took care of my car as his. I highly recommend him to you.

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
This was amazing. So easy and Rocco was the man. I had a bad starter and couldn't get my car running to get it to a mechanic. I stumbled upon YourMechinic online and figured I would give it a try. Rocco was super knowledgable and walked me through everything that needed to be done. He also gave me some great advice on buying a new car since I'm currently in the market. Definitely would recommend YourMechanic and Rocco to all my friends.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Southfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Smart Fortwo $438 $350.08 $87.98 6% $468.33
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2008 Chevrolet Colorado $722 $345.56 $375.95 15% $850.81
2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 $550 $373.79 $175.97 9% $610.29
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 $630 $469.84 $159.98 8% $684.84
2013 Porsche Cayenne $987 $883.27 $103.98 3% $1023.02

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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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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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