Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Ypsilanti.

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Number of Reviews

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Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
Very helpful individual. Amazing results on the job and very friendly person. I recomend his services any day.
Very nice and quickly. Thanks for the help very helpful.

Abdallah

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Abdallah
10 years of experience
Abdallah was very knowledgeable and made me feel really comfortable with the information that he was telling me. Gave me great information and advice.

John

18 years of experience
431 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was awesome! He changed the starter on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza. Professional and polite. Two huge thumbs up! :)

Joe

13 years of experience
360 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Excellent service and experience!

Travis

16 years of experience
92 reviews
Travis
16 years of experience
Travis was friendly, expert mechanic, very Knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anybody.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
598 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Was skeptical using this service at first but Pardeep arrived on time and got finished early. Excellent service.

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Showed up 2 hours early, excellent work. Very impressed with service. Will use him again. 5 stars all the way!

Jarius

19 years of experience
49 reviews
Jarius
19 years of experience
Mechanic arrived on time. He was knowledgeable and very professional while performing the job. I will definitely use again in the future.

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on-time (early), professional, and honest. He never gave me the run-around or made any guarantees. He showed up for an inspection and diagnosed and replaced my starter in less than an hour because of his suggestion to run to the parts store while he was taking out the starter. I got back just in time with a new starter and he installed it and tightened my belts in less than half an hour. Best mechanic experience I've ever had. Car started perfectly. All this and he did it in a parking garage (granted he had space on both sides). He's won my business.

Miguel

33 years of experience
251 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Super personable and easy to talk with I will have him return for future services! Thanks so much!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ypsilanti?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Honda Civic $395 $242.79 $151.98 11% $447.04
2012 Mazda 2 $363 $283.48 $79.99 7% $390.98
2005 GMC Yukon $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2004 Lexus GS430 $592 $288.29 $303.96 15% $696.79
2008 BMW 328xi $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1747 $1226.88 $519.93 9% $1925.63

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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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