Car Starter Repair at your home or office in University Place.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,257

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Joel

20 years of experience
785 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Timely and professional

Jim

20 years of experience
31 reviews
Jim
20 years of experience
Jim is a professional. I will recommend him to my friends and definitely request his services again.

Patrick

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Patrick
20 years of experience
Patrick was very professional. He showed up on time. He informed me about the progress as he did the work. And he cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him.

Jason

14 years of experience
48 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
This was my first time using yourmechanic, so I was not sure what to expect. Jason called three hours before my appointment to see if I wanted to get it done early and of course I said yes. When Jason arrived he took his time inspecting the car and got straight to work fixing a bad starter on a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. He first made sure to check everything and see that it was indeed the stater that was bad and not something else that was causing the problem. He went above and beyond checking out the car completely and answered any questions I had. I will be sure to use this service again and I definitely recommend you have Jason fix any of your car related issues!

Mike

21 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
21 years of experience
Mike was outstanding. He arrived within the 1-hour window, was very kind and professional, and he obviously knew what he was doing. He replaced the starter in my 2004 Honda Accord, but he even first checked to make sure the battery wasn't the issue. The fix took the time estimated, and I was very happy that my car started again. Thanks for the excellent work Mike!

Aaron

14 years of experience
12 reviews
Aaron
14 years of experience
Aaron is the best. My personal mechanic from now. Ultimate professionalism and highly knowledgeable. He will do well in all his endeavors. My son and I are so very happy to have met him.

Desmond

19 years of experience
6 reviews
Desmond
19 years of experience
Getting a mobile mechanic was a lifesaver when my car broke down inside a parking garage where a tow truck couldn’t get to it. Desmond was punctual and kind, and did a great job getting my car up and running. Amazing service and very reasonable price, 10/10 would recommend!

Andrew

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
My car starts again, Thanks Andrew! Very knowledgeable Mechanic, would definitely recommend to friends.

Jean

24 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
24 years of experience
Jean Pierre was a very professional mechanic. We came across a problem but he handled it very professionally. All in all I highly recommend Jean Pierre.

Milton

36 years of experience
231 reviews
Milton
36 years of experience
Very satisfied with Milton's work on my vehicle, nice guy!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in University Place?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Buick LaCrosse $389 $245.31 $143.98 11% $438.81
2009 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2005 Hyundai Sonata $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Lexus LX570 $532 $267.77 $263.96 14% $622.52
2016 Audi A3 Quattro $741 $644.88 $95.98 4% $773.88
2015 Porsche Macan $1163 $939.00 $223.97 6% $1240.00

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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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