Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Union City.

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5/5

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Richard

15 years of experience
47 reviews
Richard
15 years of experience
Extremely satisfied with service and his intention to help as much as he can. I would definitely recommend him to my circle.
Richard was great! Quick and efficient on his service even threw in a little engine oil (i was pretty low) at no charge thanks!

John

18 years of experience
424 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very skilled professional. I rightly recommend.
Very happy with the service provided, courteous and helpful. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Had follow-up work done on my car and once again, Amor came through like a boss. On time, efficient and effective job. My car is much better for it.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Outstanding. I was impressed with his overall work ethic. He is hardworking and a problem solver. Unlike other mechanics i've dealt with in the past, my impression is that he wants the job done, and done right. Hands down this is THE mechanic you want to work on your car.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Very Experienced guy. He even came with me exchanging my starter at auto zone and took the right one. appreciste it Ruben.

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
Torey was courteous and easy to communicate with. He made the repair quickly. Well done!

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was great! Very knowledgable and had a great amount of experience. He was really nice to work with and got our issue with a bad part taken care of quickly. Will definitely call Gary and YourMechanic again!

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was an excellent mechanic. He was friendly, punctual, efficient, and has a wealth of knowledge. I will absolutely book him again if I have car trouble.

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Nelson was very professional and he got the starter replaced very quickly.

Luis

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
He was really good at it


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Union City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2014 Nissan Altima $379 $298.79 $79.99 6% $406.29
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $319 $239.02 $79.99 7% $346.52
2004 Land Rover Discovery $475 $395.37 $79.99 5% $502.87
2010 Infiniti FX50 $543 $431.23 $111.98 6% $581.73
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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