Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Westminster.

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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

4,903

Rating Summary
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Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was knowledgeable and hardworking. He showed up on time and was courteous. I will definitely use Chris again.
Chris was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Arrived on time started the job was efficient and friendly. First time using a mobile mechanic and I will be a returning customer due to Chris's professionalism.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan Arrived on time and was friendly and professional. He put a new starter on my car in a timely manner and did a great job!
AAA 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Great guy. Even though the job took longer than expected, he still stayed over to get everything done and make sure the car ran well. Also threw in a couple other things my car needed at no extra charge.

Francisco

16 years of experience
65 reviews
Francisco
16 years of experience
Great Service! He is friendly, really knows what he is doing, has all the tools. Job was done fast, cost was exactly as quoted. This guy is the best.

Hollis

28 years of experience
30 reviews
Hollis
28 years of experience
This guy was great. He came 30min early for me and only took 30min to fix my car. Had everything that he needed and did not bs around with the job. Great and very respectful guy. I he's my new mechanic now. Thank holliss for the great job

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
On time, right diagnosis and quick install of new starter.

Brian

22 years of experience
94 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
After wasting almost 10 days trying to get my old starter replaced, I took a shot in the dark and tried Your Mechanic. Great experience from beginning to end. Brian exemplified what "customer service" really means. Kept me posted regarding possible delays based on the ridiculous rainy weather and unforeseen circumstances with prior jobs, which I completely understand having been in the service industry for over 35 years myself. He arrived, worked efficiently, and got me up and running in no time. Wish I had done this days earlier. Will definitely go to him for help on all of the 4 family vehicles. Great service + great price = A+

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great guy, did a great job. Would hire again.

Deane

9 years of experience
272 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Deane showed up on time and completed the repair quickly. Very good!!

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
James was very knowledgeable on my car. He showed me things that needed to be done. I'd definitely recommend James also when other work needs done James wi be the person i ask for.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Westminster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage $369 $288.52 $79.99 6% $396.02
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2011 Audi A6 $368 $247.76 $119.98 10% $409.01
2014 BMW 535i GT $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
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.

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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