Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Warrenville.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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Number of Reviews

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Tinashe

11 years of experience
272 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
I've used Tinashe several times, and he is always professional and punctual. He's super-competent and knowledgeable as well. I'd recommend him to anyone!
I've worked with Tinashe several times, and he's always punctual, professional, and personable. He's extremely competent, demonstrating detailed knowledge in every aspect of my car, and he's efficient, working quickly to minimize my cost. I trust his assessment of issues and his fair fees for the work performed. I highly recommend him!

Leon

33 years of experience
2 reviews
Leon
33 years of experience
Leon arrived online and I was surprised at how quick the process was. It was a very smooth process. Leon was super nice and answered all the questions I had about my car as well.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
PIECE OF CAKE

Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was phenomenal! My first time using YourMechanic, and I may never go back... Joe was early, professional, friendly, and got the job done in a timely manner. He didn't even make an issue of the fact that I told him the wrong engine-- requiring him to to get a different part! All in all, I got my car fixed for less money than I anticipated, and I got to relax at my pool while waiting for it! I highly recommend YourMechanic, and Joe!

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Diagnosed in minutes. Very personable young man with thorough knowledge of his profession. Took Mike very little time to put in the new starter. Cranked like a champ. Next time I have a problem with my vehicles, I will for certain ask for Mike.

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was Friendly, Fast and reliable mechanic, he took good care of my car and I will definitely be contacting him next time I need a mechanic. I highly recommend.

Neil

21 years of experience
7 reviews
Neil
21 years of experience
Punctual, no issues, everything as promised.

Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
This is our second time using Chris ad our mechanic, for a second car. Always very punctual, nice, and informative. Will once again call on him if we need more work.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I will use Mr. Brandon did a great job I will recommend this mechanic again.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
1. Arrived on time. 2. Friendly personable trusting 3. Completed starter install in short time 4. I heard him crank truck several times to make sure it worked. 5. Closed out account while I was there 6. Price was Awesome. I had my own part 7. Payment posted immediately 8. I would refer this company service and this mechanic to my friends and family. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Warrenville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Dodge Durango $431 $230.75 $199.97 13% $499.50
2014 Volkswagen Golf $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2004 GMC Jimmy $303 $222.86 $79.99 8% $330.36
2007 BMW Z4 $616 $488.16 $127.98 6% $660.16
2015 Cadillac XTS $455 $311.05 $143.98 9% $504.55
2015 Porsche Boxster $1043 $850.84 $191.97 5% $1108.84

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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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