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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Jason

21 years of experience
171 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was absolutely AMAZING!!! Not only did he fix what he came for, he gave the most thorough examination and detailed explanations of everything else “wrong” with my car (which I knew was a lot but didn’t really know where to start). He detailed the things needing immediate attention and what just needed to be watched. I would recommend him to any and everyone!!!

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
It was quick and convenient.

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Polite and knowledgeable awesome service!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived promptly, got to work immediately, and knocked it out in no time. Great service!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
great job

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos was great! He was on-time, polite, competent, and helpful.

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Very good experience. I am new to YourMechanic and I was very pleased at the service and results. Your prices were competitive. I will use your service again.

Jerry

6 years of experience
117 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Jerry was fantastic. Came on time and took care of the problem. Also pointed out some things to look out for and even patched a minor issue until I can get around to fixing it. I'll plan to use him again in the future!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Excellent service as always

Damian

9 years of experience
396 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Excellent work, quick and quick to provide answers to questions.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Willow Spring?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Ranger $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2013 BMW 750Li $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2004 Ford Mustang $264 $184.43 $79.99 9% $291.93

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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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