Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Woodinville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian arrived 10 minutes early, removed the bad starter from my 1998 Subaru and replaced it (in addition to doing the overall inspection of the car), all in less than 45 minutes. The Subaru fired right up. The quoted price was the price I was charged. Next time I need work on one of my cars, I will be calling Your Mechanic.
If like me you have ever had any fears about using a mobile mechanic then using Ian's service will completely dispel those fears. Prompt, polite, knowledgeable, helpful are just some of the words I would use. Starter replacement job completed on time, on budget and on one of the coldest days of the year and as a bonus I got a report into the general condition of my truck. Thanks Ian!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was great. He showed up on time, was personable and completed the work and our car fired up right away. I would definitely recommend him and use this service again.

Thomas

9 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
9 years of experience
He did a great job.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was wonderful! He came early (with approval), was very respectful, and was very personable. He talked with us about our vehicle and our options. He was exactly what you want in a mechanic.

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is a outstanding mechanic who cares about his customer. Values and appreciates them. As my first time with “your mechanic” he has made this experience memorable and I’m 100% more likely to call upon him if my truck ever has any problems. Very knowledgeable, professional, anddependable.

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience
Vary Polite and quick at his job, I will call him if i have issues in the future.

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Awesome mechanic. Thanks for saving my truck. I was amazed at how fast and skillfully he performed the job. I was so happy he was able to get me back on the road. Thanks!

Christopher

15 years of experience
34 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christopher showed up on time with the parts needed for repair and got right to work. And now it's fixed! I was looking at having the car towed if I had to get it to a nearby garage, so I saved plenty of money by having the work done right in the driveway.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
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Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen made my day! showed up earlier than actual appointment time and he fixed everything very quickly. He is so kind to work with and very knowledgeable about what he does. Very honest and strong for detail. he even cleaned my corrosive battery entrance like he treats his car and explained everything. Also he kindly advises what's next issue that I have to concern in the car.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodinville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Subaru Legacy $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2007 Kia Sportage $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 $600 $519.80 $79.99 4% $627.30
2012 BMW 740i $661 $453.26 $207.97 9% $732.76
2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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