Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Winnetka.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Richard

14 years of experience
77 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
Replaced starter in under an hour. Much less time/hassle than I'd spend going to a shop. And I got to sit in the comfort of my own home while it was repaired.

Juan

8 years of experience
169 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Excellent

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Absolutely pleased with Richard and Your Mechanic. 1st Class!

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
He’s always on time, efficient service and is very knowledgeable. He put in my battery even though that wasn’t apart of the quote. Great mechanic overall.

Jon

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
13 years of experience
Jon was a pleasure to work with. He was polite, punctual and a total professional. He took the time to explain to me the problems with my vehicle and the steps needed to diagnose the problem. My car was sitting for a week due to a no start condition. I scheduled an inspection to diagnose the no start issue, and since I was in need of my vehicle, I was in dire need to get it fixed ASAP. I asked Jon if he could get my car up and running the same day. He said it should not be a problem and after a few phone calls to his associates and eventually the auto parts store, my car was fixed that afternoon and I couldn't be happier. More repairs/maintenance are needed down the road, brakes and such, and I will definitely use Jon again to work on my vehicle. So, thank you, Jon & thank you Your Mechanic for the great service and fair prices. You have a repeat customer who is completely satisfied!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
I like Harish. He is very nice and helpful not to mention he works quickly. I would recommend him any day.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was early and replaced my starter (as recommended by someone else). I thought there might be an alternator issue as my car would not start when jumped and made clicking noises. Nicholas said my alternator was fine. Car started and he left. emailed his recommendations on oil change and brake work but nothing else was recommended. I was disappointed to find my car still had same issues 3 days later (had not been driven since Nicholas made repair). now i think batter may need to be replaced and i'm left wondering why he didn't check that if he was checking alternator. Feeling a little let down that wasn't checked by the mechanic. now, i have to have someone else look at it and pay another fee. not a happy camper now.

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
You guys are a little high but good real good thanks.

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Truck needed a new starter, and now it starts up right quick! Scheduling was easy and Chris was done in less than an hour or so!

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Very good and explained everything i asked him


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Winnetka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo V60 $280 $192.18 $87.98 9% $310.43
2014 Ferrari 458 Spider $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2007 Lexus LS460 $743 $255.16 $487.93 18% $910.91
2004 Lincoln LS $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2012 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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