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

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Got the job done quickly and efficiently. Problem solved!

Matthew

9 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Knowledgeable fast and personable. Ill definately use Mathew again.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was awesome! Arrived on time, had my part, along with all his tools ready to go! He diagnosed the issue, then jacked my car up and got to work. Fixed my problem, then did a check around my car for other possible issues. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. If I had a company, I would want Lucas on my team. Good job YourMechanic! Thanks Lucas!

Ralph

36 years of experience
114 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph was great and super fast

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
James was great. I will use yourmechanic.com from now on.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very upfront and knowledgable

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
457 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and nice.

Christopher

25 years of experience
256 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Best experience ever. Fair pricing, convenient service at my home & a great mechanic to boot. I will never go back to a garage or dealership again. yourmechanic.com is awesome

David

14 years of experience
593 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Had David come out to replace the starter on my 2007 Honda Element. A job that would have taken me way too long. He knew what he was doing, communicated with me very well, got the job done. I found David to be very pleasant and I will only be using David from now on.

Shaun

7 years of experience
6 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
Highly recommendable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Warwick?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Envoy XUV $662 $358.11 $303.96 13% $766.61
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Mazda 3 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2011 Acura TSX $423 $279.33 $143.98 10% $472.83
2008 Lexus GS450h $327 $247.21 $79.99 7% $354.71
2012 Jaguar XF $1034 $890.35 $143.98 4% $1083.85

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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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