Car Starter Repair at your home or office in West Friendship.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Anthony was super. Even though the mechanics are allowed a one hour time period to arrive after the appointment, he arrived at the beginning. He tested that the problem I thought I had (starter) really was the problem, to avoid me incurring unnecessary expense. Most of all, my car is now starting great!

Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Very knowledgeable!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Top service. Highly recommend Frank

John

17 years of experience
136 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John arrived early, got straight to work, finished the job earlier than expected, and was professional and friendly for the duration of his work. Excellent job!

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Great experience will book with him again

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
It's hard to say anything beyond - fantastic.

Daniel

13 years of experience
37 reviews
Daniel
13 years of experience
Daniel was great!! He was on time and had all the necessary tools. He was done and gone in less than 2 hours. I have done mechanics work before, therefore I know what a good job he did. And the car started up just like it’s suppose to do. He was friendly and courteous. This is the greatest mechanic job done st my house instead of at the dealership. And those of you at there, don’t you dare take your car to a dealership or other garage until you have compared their prices with YourMechanicServices Inc. And Your Mechanic comes to you. I just can’t tell you how pleased I am with your services. And you potential new customers out there, please do what I did for the mechanic. I already new I was getting a deal in a lifetime. So I swept the garage and driveway and even put a fan blowing to make his job more comfortable. I sent him on his way with a cold drink to another customer on his schedule. As you can tell, I am just overwhelmed of how good this turned out.

Javier

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

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did a great job on my vehicle. He was in and out within 15-20 minutes. Definitely will be referring to in future references.

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!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Friendship?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2011 Kia Optima $266 $185.98 $79.99 9% $293.48
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe $278 $181.93 $95.98 10% $310.93
2012 Audi A5 Quattro $455 $342.81 $111.98 7% $493.31
2015 Infiniti Q70 $526 $430.14 $95.98 5% $559.14
2007 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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How can we help?

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