Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Alviso.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,077.07

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Alviso

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
4,527
144
25
16
63
4,527
144
25
16
63

Jonathan

11 years of experience
51 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
JONATHAN WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HAD A VERY WELCOMING SMILE. HE GOT STRAIGHT TO BUSINESS, WAS ON TIME AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE REGARDING MY CAR SITUATION. HE WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE MY STARTER WAS FIXED..5 STARS!!!
Jonathan did an excellent job in a timely manner!!!!

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great communications, he was there on time and only took 39 minutes for the repairs.. I will use this source again.
Joel showed up on time, was very professional and courteous. Replaced the starter in the allotted time and left no mess in our garage. A true professional. We were very pleased with Joel. Highly recommend him for your mechanic needs. If we have another mechanical issue we will certainly request Joel. We couldn't be happier.

Matthew

15 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
15 years of experience
Matthew was right on time. He was friendly and professional. I very happy with his work.

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Outstanding professionalism. He was efficient, courteous , on time and forthcoming. Mathew is an asset and fine representation of your company.

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Very professional and very efficient

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen did a great job. He was on time and answered any questions I had prior to beginning the work he performed and did an excellent job. He even followed up with me after the work was performed.

Les

15 years of experience
15 reviews
Les
15 years of experience
Les arrived early, which was nice! He was friendly and very professional. I really appreciated that. Your quote was actually cheaper than my regular auto shop - which is already a bargain! So that's very cool. I would definitely recommend both Les and your service. Well done.

Scott

32 years of experience
332 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Always curtious and fast.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
It would have been great except he disconnected the battery and forgot to reprogram the radio and the GPS. He came back and did it the next day. Overall a good job.

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was great and I will definitely request him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Alviso?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Touareg $393 $296.98 $95.98 7% $425.98
2010 GMC Yukon $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2005 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $835 $675.49 $159.98 6% $890.49
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $563 $330.88 $231.97 12% $642.63
2012 Porsche Cayenne $1660 $595.94 $1063.86 18% $2025.69

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com