Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Union.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Dellano

16 years of experience
382 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Good work and fast. Friendly and knowledgeable. Will request him again when needed.

Daniel

19 years of experience
294 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was promt, professional and on the job.

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
It was quick and convenient.

Joe

13 years of experience
360 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Best Mechanic I have had through YourMechanic. Will only use Joe for now on.

Ben

16 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
16 years of experience
Ben was on time (even early) and finished the job in less than two hours. He was also very professional and courteous. I would recommend him to my colleagues, friends and family and will use him in the future.

Mazyar

6 years of experience
136 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
It was a great experience seeing a great man working and fixing my car.

Roland

15 years of experience
27 reviews
Roland
15 years of experience
Roland did an outstanding job !! Not going back to the service centers!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was very courteous and professional...within an hour, he had back up and running!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Fast and efficient! Very informative and professional. Will recommend

David

14 years of experience
599 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He worked fast professionally. On time and easy to talk and he communicated everything he did to me


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Union?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $263 $159.20 $103.98 11% $298.95
2014 Ferrari 458 Spider $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2006 Scion xA $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2007 Land Rover LR3 $321 $241.39 $79.99 7% $348.89
2012 Audi Q7 $921 $728.58 $191.97 6% $986.58
2008 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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