Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Willow Grove.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

Rating Summary
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John

18 years of experience
425 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very fast and effiecient. He knew exactly what he was doing, and i would definitely have him work on my car in the future.
John was very nice and understanding about me having to go to work leaving him alone with the car at my house.

Daniel

19 years of experience
280 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was excellent and very kind. Daniel answered all my questions with a smile and gave really good advise. Daniel was quick and efficient. Daniel also made me feel as though I can trust mechanics again, Thank you so much for sending this wonderful man and I will in the future call on him for service to all my vehicles and I will tell EVERYONE about Daniel and Your Mechanic. Thanks to you all for a stress free service. I and my Family give Daniel 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful experience. I will recomend and surly use this top rated mobile mechanic again.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
If I could give Kyle a 100 score I would. I was skeptical about the yourmechanic service itself but Kyle changed that. He first drove out of his way to get my starter at a different autozone, a good 20 minutes out. Then when he showed up he switched the starter itself in 30 minutes flat. When the car only started intermittently he then took an additional 2+ hours to diagnose the problem until he figured it out. He could have left and rescheduled me for another day but he took into consideration that i really needed my car. He really went above and beyond and he did this even while he and his family were dealing with their own problems. That says more about him than my words ever could. Thank you Kyle and thank you Your Mechanic.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
I think Kiri is the best! He called me to let me know he was going to be late which I appreciated, and when he got to my house we spoke briefly and then he got right to work. The work was done quickly and he even tested drove the car to make sure everything was ok, which it was. I will use Kiri(if possible)in the future for all of my repairs.

Tung

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung is a solid guy , super professional . I was more than satisfied . He didnt try and upsale anything . We talked a few moments then he went to work and didn't stop until he was done

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
Great experience

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was great! Arrived on time, got the job done quickly. Explained any questions i had. Very satisfied with Jay!

Jason

21 years of experience
187 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was great he was friendly on time knew what he was doing an i love that he didn't treat me like a dumb woman he got starter on rather fast an no mess left behind best mechanic I've dealt with in years

Robert

15 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Robert was fantastic. Knowledgeable and friendly as well as efficient. He even helped diagnose another issue with my vehicle!

Damian

9 years of experience
398 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great work, pleasant and professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Willow Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Malibu $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2015 Ford Transit-350 HD $269 $189.37 $79.99 9% $296.87
2008 Volvo V50 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2012 Audi Q5 $616 $432.06 $183.97 9% $679.31
2009 Audi A6 Quattro $775 $590.61 $183.97 7% $837.86
2015 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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