Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Upper Darby.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Jim

31 years of experience
57 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
On time, courteous and thorough. Would definitely book Jim again
Prompt, courteous and professional!

Damian

13 years of experience
6 reviews
Damian
13 years of experience
My second appointment with Damian. He successfully got my car starting properly again. Very professional. Also pointed out other issues with my car at no extra charge. Very satisfied and pleased with his work. Any additional work I have done on my car I will definitely book an appointment with Damian. I certainly will recommend Damian and yourmechanic to all my friends.

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Quick and professional

Aaron

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Aaron
13 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.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic !!!! He has already replaced my Starter and my multifunction switch on my Jeep. He works very quickly also. He arrives on time and explains everything. I most Definitely will call on only him again. I’ve used Your Mechanic before.....but this time around I got a winner !!! Excellent Excellent work....Seriously.

Bruce

29 years of experience
3 reviews
Bruce
29 years of experience

Tony

13 years of experience
36 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Tony Was Very Professional and Very Knowledgeable. He Was Awesome

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is terrific.

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos arrived on time and was very professional. He completed the work quickly and accurately and was very informative and friendly. Thanks!!

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
He was quick, friendly, and professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Upper Darby?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Matrix $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2007 GMC Savana 1500 $356 $275.98 $79.99 7% $383.48
2010 Volvo C30 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2005 Cadillac SRX $590 $317.81 $271.96 13% $683.31
2015 Infiniti Q40 $584 $496.23 $87.98 4% $614.48
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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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.

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