Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Villanova.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
The mechanic Quentin was very, very thorough. First of all he listened to everything I could tell him about the problems I was having with my car. My issue was the starter, but he identified why the starter was bad. It was because of a leaky covered gasket. His demeanor is very trustworthy. I am definitely requesting him for my followup repairs for my car which was very thorough. I am up and running again and he is also fast...much thanks to Quentin.
Showed up early and had the problem fixed in no time!

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Greg is a boss. Took care of things when I didn't have the bandwidth to deal. And the one review he got that wasn't good was BS. Good dude, and honest. Overall great situation.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel worked quickly and confidently and did a great job at a reasonabke price. This was my first time using this service and I will definitely use it again and recommend it to others.

Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Great experience. On time, right to work and completed job under estimated time. Would recommend Vytas and will use your mechanic for any additional work in the future.

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
He did a good job.

Michael

14 years of experience
2 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Dillon was able to replace my starter in a timely manner. I was a bit apprehensive because this was my first time using this service but overall I am impressed. I will be using yourmechanic.com in the near future!

Adrian

10 years of experience
39 reviews
Adrian
10 years of experience
tested the battery first to makes sure it was not the problem, suggested replacing the battery first before replacing the starter. Vey knowledgeable and efficient. Great Work - thanks!

Bobby

25 years of experience
21 reviews
Bobby
25 years of experience
Very knowledgeable friendly great customer service

Angel

26 years of experience
117 reviews
Angel
26 years of experience
He was amazing. Took 2 visits but he got my old Jeep up and running great.

Ben

16 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
16 years of experience
Ben was on time (even early) and finished the job in less than two hours. He was also very professional and courteous. I would recommend him to my colleagues, friends and family and will use him in the future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Villanova?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saturn Ion $408 $280.51 $127.98 9% $452.51
2014 Honda Insight $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2008 Mazda B2300 $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2008 Infiniti FX45 $264 $151.98 $111.98 12% $302.48
2009 Cadillac Escalade $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2008 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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