Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Vancouver.

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5/5

Number of Reviews

13

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Chris

18 years of experience
399 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Really good experience. Chris arrived promptly and replaced my starter very quickly. No issues. Friendly., very professional. Would highly recommend him.
Perfect

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Thank you I will always recommend Russell he's straight forward and honestly and is very quickly with his work.
Hard worker very friendly!! Went the extra mile.

Andrew

13 years of experience
178 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Great
Very polite, obviously knows his stuff.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose arrived on time. He had to go back and get the right part but still got the job (starter) done in less than 2 hours. Thanks!

ALEX

21 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
21 years of experience
Perfect! Alex's knowledge and expertise was above and beyond! On Time, Skilled Workmanship and clearly answered and explained my questions and concerns! Very Pleased with Alex! Infinity Stars!

Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Great

Patrick

31 years of experience
1051 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was great. He asked to come early and i was available. Somehow the VIN number was wrong by one number and he had the incorrect part. He gladly came back as soon as he could with the right part (a better quality part too) and replaced my starter motor in under 30 minutes. Great work.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
This is the second time I have used Stevens services and as always he is a great mechanic. Very professional and friendly. Gets the work done right the first time and in a timely manner. Highly reccomend his services.

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
My first experience with yourmechanic.com. I will recommend it to everyone I speak with. What an awesome service AND I am so pleased to know that Michael will receive notice for any further work I need completed. Keep up the great work !!! --Chuck

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Was very punctual and performed services very well!!! High recommended:) Amazing they can fix cars without having the hassle of taking it to the shop! What a time saver.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Vancouver?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mazda 3 $364 $236.03 $127.98 10% $408.03
2008 Saturn Astra $319 $239.02 $79.99 7% $346.52
2004 Isuzu Axiom $309 $229.36 $79.99 8% $336.86
2015 Infiniti QX60 $596 $500.23 $95.98 5% $629.23
2012 BMW X5 $828 $475.71 $351.95 12% $948.71
2010 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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