Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Westerly.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Andrew

9 years of experience
551 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andy was wonderful! He took the time to explain to me what was going on with the starter, why it had to be replaced and did not mind me standing next to him asking a lot of questions. I was very nervous about using My Mechanic. There are a lot of horrible reviews online. Obviously it really depends who your mechanic is. I will always use Andy from now on.
Andrew did a great job replacing my starter. He communicated with me throughout the process, arrived on time, and was very professional. The repair went smoothly and my car is running great. I will definitely use Andrew and Your Mechanic for future services.

Fred

15 years of experience
342 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
This was the first time to use a mobile mechanic and I don't think I'll ever take my car in the shop again--to wait 3 or 4 hrs! I can't say enough about Fred! He was always prompt and courteous. Diagnosed the problem quickly and told me exactly how much it would cost. I highly recommend this guy!

Clarissa

25 years of experience
166 reviews
Clarissa
25 years of experience
Very professional easy to talk to

Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
Came out on Time did his job and was great all around thanks

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien called and asked if he could come earlier than the appointment, I said yes and he came then. He got the work done with changing the starter and I am happy that our car will now start.

Lucas

19 years of experience
844 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
I cannot emphasize enough how great Lucas is! A true professional who sees what is best for your vehicle. He has time and time again delivered nothing but exceptional service. I highly recommend Lucas!

Ernesto

17 years of experience
4 reviews
Ernesto
17 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable able cars. Knows what's he's doing and does a great job.

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
Jared arrived promptly and went to work on my car. I did bug him a few times with questions which he took the time to explain things to me. Jared is quite knowledgeable about cars and was very respectful. He quickly went to work and fixed my starter problem before my hour was up. Once he was completed he then troubleshooted why my are would crank over but not start. 2 mins later he round that my PCM fuse was popped due to disconnecting the battery. Once i swapped it out the Car started with no problems. Thanks for informing me that my 02 sensor wires were chewed on and that my upper radiator hose needs to be replaced.. I love the service that Jared gave and the way that your mechanic doesn't rip people off on repairs. This repair would have costed me 400 to 600 bucks at the local auto shops in my area.

Edgardo

13 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgardo
13 years of experience
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Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun did a great job of diagnosing the issue with the my car. He is a professional and a joy to work with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Westerly?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac Torrent $301 $220.53 $79.99 8% $328.03
2007 Mazda B4000 $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2008 Dodge Caliber $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2006 Infiniti M35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2008 Mercedes-Benz E300 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2007 Porsche Cayman $1568 $1304.53 $263.96 5% $1659.28

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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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