Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Valrico.

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Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Christopher was very punctual, professional, and he diagnosed the problem with my car and had it fixed within a couple hours. If that wasnt enough, the quote given far was under what most shop mechanics quoted. Would definitely use again!!!
Christopher was great! He was on time to the appointment, knowledgeable, and courteous. He did a great job at explaining was what wrong with the car and fixing it. Would call again if we have trouble with any of the vehicles and will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank You!!

Jose

13 years of experience
248 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose was very knowledgeable. He was professional and also always on time. He answered all my questions without any hesitation. I am grateful for all the hard work he put in to fixing my car.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Knowledgeable!!!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Excellent

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was timely to the appointment and was very fast putting a new starter in my car. I was up and running in less than an hour. My slanted driveway posed no problem at all for Robert. I was very satisfied and will call again!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Excellent experience!!! Showed up promptly and finished job in record time. Would highly recommend Brandon and the Your Mechanic company.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was awesome! He took the time to explain the issue and fixed my starter. I was very satisfied with his service. I have already bragged about my mechanic to all of my friends. Thank you "Your Mechanic" for providing this excellent service.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was very professional, knowledgable, and did a great job.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary is awesome. He gets the job done efficiently while explaining the issue; he knows exactly what is going on and how to fix it. He even went out of his way to get to my place early and got it fixed right away. I highly recommend him to anyone (especially all my friends and family).

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Provided great service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Valrico?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen CC $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe $317 $237.20 $79.99 7% $344.70
2014 GMC Savana 3500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2009 BMW 750Li $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2011 Infiniti G37 $479 $398.73 $79.99 5% $506.23
2008 Audi S4 $852 $667.70 $183.97 6% $914.95

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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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