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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Tampa

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Ford Expedition - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Torriento was early for the appt . Got to work and was completed on time . He explained exactly what was needed and did the work . Did a walk around the car and pointed out some options I have for my next call for services . I would use him again
Volkswagen GTI - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Consistent and a great consultative adivsor. Torrieanto is always a pleasure to work with. Definitely my go to mechanic moving forward.

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Starter - Tampa, Florida
He is the hardest worker I have ever seen!!! He worked in the cold and the pouring rain. I want no one but Jeffrey to ever work on my car again. he was the best.
Mazda Tribute - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Jeffrey took great care of my son's car with friendly service, and a patient and thorough approach. He's the best!

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Joe did a great job on my vehicle. He was in and out within 15-20 minutes. Definitely will be referring to in future references.
Honda Civic - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Very informed, helpful and extremely knowledgeable!!! Had a great experience with him! Definitely calling him next time! My car is running perfect! Thanks Joe!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Needed help to replace a starter on a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. I liked everything about the service - easy to book, upfront pricing, great communication, and repaired as promised. Ira arrived on time, was friendly, knowledgeable, well prepared and professional. Would definitely recommend!!
Honda Element - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Great personality. Provided updates on what we needed and next steps. This was a low stress experience. I was cautious about the service, but I'm glad I did it. I'll be using this service again on the near future.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Jeep Cherokee - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Christopher was personable, proffesional and willing to go that extra mile for you. Thank you Christopher and yourmechanic.
Honda Civic - Starter - Tampa, Florida
I scheduled the appointment an hour before and chris did a great job. He worked for 5 hrs or so on a job that was only suppose to take 1.5 hrs. It wasn't his fault just a tough job but, I was impressed he stuck with it. Would recommend him for anyone.

Paul

17 years of experience
197 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Mitsubishi Mighty Max - Starter - Tampa, Florida
We were greatly pleased with the service. We will definitely use you again. Paul did very well, it is not easy taking off a 25 year old starter.

Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C230 - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Christopher showed up ahead of his scheduled time block and got right to work. It took almost no time for him to replace my old starter with the new one I bought. After the work was completed, he lowered my car and got in and turned the key and it fired right up like a new Mercedes Benz. He then checked my car out with a 5 point inspection and told me what else will need o be replaced soon on my car. What a mechanic!! Very knowledgeable, courteous, and most of all HONEST!!! If I could give him 10 stars instead of 5, I would!!!

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Nissan Xterra - Starter - Tampa, Florida
He was very efficient and knowledgeable and even went above and beyond to get the job done when the circumstances made the job more difficult. Definitely would reccomend.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Dodge Magnum - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Jose kept me informed prior to arriving, quickly repaired what I thought would be a difficult repair, did a full inspection and was extremely professional. I will be using and recommending this service to everyone I at USF Health

Sebastian

8 years of experience
2 reviews
Sebastian
8 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Tampa, Florida
Very professional and knowledgeable about cars. Noticed other things that may be a problem for my car in the future and sent great quotes! 10/10 would recommend!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tampa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2011 Dodge Challenger $712 $631.58 $79.99 3% $739.08
2004 Nissan Frontier $229 $148.78 $79.99 10% $256.28
2011 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2008 Acura RDX $383 $295.48 $87.98 7% $413.73
2015 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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