Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Virginia Beach.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Virginia Beach

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

17

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Melvin

12 years of experience
158 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
Had a starter replacement done for my Girlfriend's car. Was told he was a very professional and knowledgeable mechanic. Kept her informed throughout the process and answered questions politely and informative. Will be using him for future services for sure. Could not have asked for better service!!
Melvin was personable, knowledgeable and trustworthy, making my first experience with YourMechanic a very positive one. I would recommend Melvin over any of the other mechanics that I’ve gone to in the area. Signing up with YourMechanic and being able to get a quote so quickly was convenient.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
141 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Professional
On time great service.

Victor

9 years of experience
205 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Great service
Great experience and highly recommended.

Christopher

9 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Great job!! keep up the good work!!
Although he showed up about an hour late, Christopher was very professional and knowledgeable. My repairs were done in an efficient, timely manner and worked perfectly afterwards. Would have given 5 stars if he was more punctual.

Nathaniel

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

Derrick

18 years of experience
19 reviews
Derrick
18 years of experience
Great guy. Got right to work. Very professional.

Dane

11 years of experience
20 reviews
Dane
11 years of experience
I am thankful for finding Dane on YourMechanic. He showed up on time, knew exactly what was wrong and was able to fix my truck quickly and cheaper than a shop. There was some questionable work from a shop that I always suspected. I didn’t say anything. Dane was able to find it, and fix it correctly. He showed me every step and every new part, gasket installed, correctly!!! During the install, it started pouring. Dane waited it out, while it poured (most people would not, and I didn’t expect him to do this). I needed my truck and he made sure I was going to have it done correctly and safely. I will not go anywhere else. He is the mechanic, everyone should have on speed dial.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Great service.

Rodric

12 years of experience
340 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
He was amazing!!!!

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
He is awesome great work


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Virginia Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Kia Rondo $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2008 Dodge Charger $335 $223.41 $111.98 10% $373.91
2004 Chrysler Sebring $289 $209.00 $79.99 8% $316.50
2015 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2015 Acura RDX $480 $399.98 $79.99 5% $507.48
2012 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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