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Jeshua

6 years of experience
119 reviews
Jeshua
6 years of experience
Excellent service! Joshua was almost two early and done in hour. Great stuff!
Very nice,fixed the car really fast.would recommend him to friends and family

Thomas

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
10 years of experience
Very satisfied! Thomas was great! Will request him in the future.

Shawn

11 years of experience
94 reviews
Shawn
11 years of experience
Shawn showed up on time, was very respectful and knowledgeable, and was super professional. I was initially skeptical about an offsite mechanic service, this being my first call, but I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Torrieanto

11 years of experience
594 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Such a great young man! I recommend your mechanic to all my co-workers

Augie

30 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
30 years of experience
Augie was friendly and very knowledgeable!

Nicholas

10 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
Showed up early which was great. Excellent work!

Michael

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
Good service

Xavier

15 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
15 years of experience
Xavier arrived exactly on time and was able to diagnose and fix the problem without any issues. Very friendly guy and he saved me a lot of trouble. Before I discovered yourmechanic, I e-mailed and called several shops around Jacksonville (including the Honda dealer!) for help with my issue and got zero replies. A service like this is a long time coming. Based solely on my experience with Xavier, I would not hesitate to recommend this service to my family and friends.

Chris

19 years of experience
441 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris was very professional, self sufficient and quick. Stress free!

Damian

10 years of experience
451 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian was on time and very respectful. He did an excellent job in a very timely manner. Thank you so much for replacing the starter. At 76 I'm getting to old to climb under cars to fix them anymore. I would definitely recommend Damion for your mechanical needs.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Chester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Charger $288 $176.06 $111.98 11% $326.56
2008 Volkswagen Touareg $1474 $458.09 $1015.87 19% $1823.34
2012 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman $597 $516.67 $79.99 4% $624.17
2013 Lexus ES300h $592 $296.09 $295.96 14% $693.84
2011 Porsche 911 $1553 $1328.68 $223.97 4% $1629.68

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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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