Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Alameda.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Alameda

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

6

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Russell

26 years of experience
245 reviews
Russell
26 years of experience
Russell was excellent, he was punctual, polite & quick to get the job done.
Russell was great!!!!! He was very professional and did the job very fast (this company is the best thing that has happen in a while)

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable both import and domestic vehicle, answered many of my question about vehicle troubleshooting, i will recommend everybody and family for hiz excellent knowledgeable professional.
Couteous, clean, helpful and self sufficient - job went well.

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Most mechanics would just install the starter I provided. Jason took the time to test the starter in my car and explained how it all woks. He did the job effortlessly, at night, with a flashlight in his hand! I will definitely recommend Jason to my friends and family.

Derrick

10 years of experience
41 reviews
Derrick
10 years of experience
Derrick showed up on time and completed the job on time and is a nice man.

Jerry

29 years of experience
48 reviews
Jerry
29 years of experience
Jerry was very knowledgeable and very helpful with our car. Very professional and if needed would definitely request him.

Jerome

15 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
15 years of experience
None at this time

Patrick

32 years of experience
1077 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
patrick was great. he actually called me and asked if he could come a bit early. Which was fantastic for me. he was totally professional. can not say enough great things.

David

15 years of experience
56 reviews
David
15 years of experience
David was really polite and was able to put my starter on really quickly. Will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends

Fred

16 years of experience
355 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
This was my first experience with yourmechanic. My car was not starting, so I booked the "car not starting inspection" with Fred on a Friday. I had a hunch my starter was the issue, but chose the inspection option since I wasn't 100% sure. Upon arrival Fred checked the battery along with a few other items and confirmed my starter was indeed bad. Since I had only booked the inspection Fred was not able to replace it that same day, but advised he would send me the quote and allow me to schedule it with an available mechanic. Just so happens this weekend things were pretty booked up so my appointment ended right back with Fred that Monday. Once again Fred showed up on time and got right to work. He replaced my starter and got me back up and running in no time. I would highly recommend this service and if/when needed I will use again.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
634 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Will defiantly use him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Alameda?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2005 GMC Savana 1500 $356 $275.98 $79.99 7% $383.48
2016 Kia K900 $445 $293.16 $151.98 10% $497.41
2015 Audi A6 Quattro $821 $636.57 $183.97 7% $883.82
2015 BMW X1 $563 $363.39 $199.97 10% $632.14
2012 Jaguar XF $1031 $887.03 $143.98 4% $1080.53

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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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