Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Woodridge.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Booked Rodney as my 1st ever mobile mechanic .. But was called off to work in the middle of the night. Have some 18 & 19yo at home , so left them (reluctantly) in charge . Rodney showed up 30 min early , made a thorough inspection , documented everything in HD photos for an email report , and mede a series of photos when replacing the Starter as well. Everything exactly as quoted. What he found during nthe the inspection wasn't surprising , and he forwarded a Work order to me which showed how much it would take to replace the engine bracket when I was ready to. Great experience, well and quickly done.

Miguel

33 years of experience
245 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Awesome service!!! Will call again for sure no doubt.

Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Nathaniel was professional and got the car going again without me having to get it towed to a shop.

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
Jean was terrific. He was on time for the appointment and knew exactly what to do. My car is back to normal and at a fraction of the cost from what a shop would have charged. I highly recommend Jean!!

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I was very happy with Russell. Even though there were a few complications he followed through and got my car running! I will defiantly use him from now on.

Taoufik

3 years of experience
26 reviews
Taoufik
3 years of experience
I have had some bad experiences with mechanics but Taoufik was amazing he arrived on time and got my car crunk again I am a highly satisfied customer I will be using YourMechanic services again !!

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was prompt and ready to work. He completed job in allotted time. I am very pleased with his professional work approach. Have already scheduled more services.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patric was fantastic!!! he fixed my car and it sound like new, great job, I would recomand him to any one any day, great job

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Great job

Jeshua

5 years of experience
64 reviews
Jeshua
5 years of experience
Very courteous and professional. Would HIGHLY recommend to family and friends.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Rio $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2010 Mercury Mariner $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2013 GMC Savana 2500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2006 BMW 330i $684 $444.30 $239.97 10% $766.80
2008 Lincoln MKZ $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2007 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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