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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I've read bad reviews for people using YourMechanic but my experience was far from it. Brandon is professional, efficient, and has proven he has the background and knowledge to be an all-around mechanic. Great working with him!
Brandon was friendly and very knowledgeable. He replaced the starter on our car and provided additional support / advice. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to get work done on a old or new car.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James is a wonderful mechanic. He has worked on my daughter's car twice. He understands how important it is to have her drive a safe car. I would highly recommend James for any repair.

Sidney

12 years of experience
63 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
I requested Sidney to come out and replace the starter in my car because he did a great job the last time. I've been recommending him to friends and family in the area. He goes above and beyond.

Jose

13 years of experience
248 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Very happy with Jose's services

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell did a fantastic job helping me install my starter and troubleshooting the problem with my car. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I would definitely recommend him to my family, friends, and anyone in need of a mechanic!

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great guy, got the job done nice and smooth.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very professional,on time , job complete with no issues

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucass’ was quick and friendly! He did a quick diagnostic of my car, verified what the issue was and then got to work. Now I have my car back and up and running. Thanks to Lucass’ I saved a ton of money on a tow truck ( my car had a starter issue). He even checked the rest of my car out to make sure it was all good. How great is that? Thanks Lucass!

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Excellent mechanic and diagnostics. Would have him work on any vehicle at any time. Very thorough and meticulous. Honest and very hardworking.

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
This is my second time using Mr. Tung and both times he has done an awesome job. Very dependable and knows his work. He also went above and beyond the call of duty for me and it’s greatly appreciated. I most definitely will continue to allow him to work on my vehicle and would highly recommend him to others. Happy holidays to you and your family Mr. Tung.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Westland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ram ProMaster 1500 $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2015 Lamborghini Aventador $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2009 Saturn Aura $265 $161.43 $103.98 11% $301.18
2008 Mercedes-Benz C230 $545 $416.72 $127.98 7% $588.72
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10
2015 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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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