Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Watkinsville.

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$146.66 - $1,022.41

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,435

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Napoleon

Napoleon

24 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
24 years of experience
This was first time using YourMechanic. My friends used YourMechanic and recommended them. He Very professional and pleasant. He finished the job in 1 hour. Me and mom like this because we don't have to be waiting at dealer. We were just at home relaxing at home especially my mother is a senior. So this was perfect to use YourMechanic coming to the house.
He was very professional and did a great job
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon completely understood the issue and asked a couple key questions to confirm my diagnosis. The work was done quickly and professionally.
Fantastic experience definitely would use again
Steven

Steven

11 years of experience
424 reviews
Steven
11 years of experience
Great communication!! Great knowledge!! Very prompt and efficient!! Would definitely recommend Your Mechanic and Steven to anyone that needs their car serviced!! Best mechanic experience without the overblown prices!!
This is the boyfriend writing the review for my girlfriend (Tina). Steven was cool and knew the problem almost right away. Fixed it! Good job Steven. Will get you back here if additional problems arise on the future. Thanks!
Richard

Richard

18 years of experience
451 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
HE was very professional, friendly, and looked at other things on my car that could be repaired.
George

George

23 years of experience
55 reviews
George
23 years of experience
Very professional.
Scott

Scott

31 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
31 years of experience
Fast and ready and quick service
Javier

Javier

16 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
16 years of experience
Ran about 4 hours longer than expected due to broken parts needed form dealer. Great service as always
Colin

Colin

24 years of experience
57 reviews
Colin
24 years of experience
Colin is a great guy and very good mechanic the quote was correct he did the repair and cleaned up after himself I would definitely use your mechanic again thank you Colin.
Casey

Casey

21 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
21 years of experience
Casey was amazing! He explained what the problem was and how he fixed it. When we ran into a small snag, He went above and beyond to fix the problem for me. I feel very confident driving my car knowing he has been inder the hood (I didn't even have that confidence when I bought it ). Funny, engaging and down to earth, Casey made what was turning out to be a horrible day at work, a happy ending after all. Thank you!
Isai

Isai

24 years of experience
224 reviews
Isai
24 years of experience
Helpful and knowledgeable! Replaced my starter really fast. I'll definitely use this service again in the future!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Watkinsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Passat $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2009 Suzuki Equator $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2014 Acura RLX $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2011 BMW X5 $561 $377.49 $183.97 10% $624.74
2008 Porsche Boxster $697 $473.47 $223.97 9% $774.47

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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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