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

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,077.07

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in University Place

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
4,527
144
25
16
63
4,527
144
25
16
63

Luis

7 years of experience
87 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Verry Professianal knowledgeable kept me informed during the entire repair verry happy with the service
Luis was great and I would use him again.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin is fantastic! Once he was able to locate a part my car fixed as soon as he get to me. The convenience of this service is amazing!

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Great...Josh is quick

Rusty

21 years of experience
349 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was on time and worked quickly. My wife says the car runs better than before.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Fast and friendly

Ryan

18 years of experience
7 reviews
Ryan
18 years of experience
Ryan was fantastic

Richard

9 years of experience
425 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Superb!! punctual,knowledgeable,patient with owner answering questions and giving pertinent information to help the customer understand the process while servicing the problem.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
GOOD EXPERIENCED

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Mechanic was terrific, vey very helpful, helped me to easily understand what the problem was and what my options were.

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John did a great job and completed the work as promised. There was a mistake on the labor portion of the estimated cost for the work but honored without paying more than the original quote:


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
2005 Ford Escape $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2013 Lamborghini Aventador $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80
2006 Volkswagen Touareg $1422 $358.61 $1063.86 20% $1788.36
2012 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2010 BMW 535i GT $607 $399.29 $207.97 10% $678.79
2007 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com