Car Starter Repair at your home or office in American Canyon.

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Number of Reviews

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Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
As Usual, Joel arrived slightly early for the apointment. Hie is efficient, while he was dispatched with the wrong part, he came back for a follow-up appintment and mremedied my issue. I have had solve several issues with my vehicle, he is a knoledable, experienced mechanic who gets the job done.
Joel is AWESOME!
Stefan

Stefan

14 years of experience
366 reviews
Stefan
14 years of experience
Extremely competent and helpful. An excellent mechanic.
Stefan did a great job, took his time, answered every question I had and got my car back up and running right from my driveway! I can't wait to tell everyone to use the services of your mechanic.
Matthew

Matthew

23 years of experience
27 reviews
Matthew
23 years of experience
Knows his business, on time, no wasted time.
Robert

Robert

14 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
14 years of experience
robert was on time...got job done promptly..would use again
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris is an amazing mechanic. He is an expert in German cars. He is professional, courteous- and dependable- we wouldn’t use anyone else!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Mr. Carter is a car wizard. Nuff said.
Francisco

Francisco

15 years of experience
65 reviews
Francisco
15 years of experience
Great Service! He is friendly, really knows what he is doing, has all the tools. Job was done fast, cost was exactly as quoted. This guy is the best.
Scott

Scott

31 years of experience
215 reviews
Scott
31 years of experience
Scott was a lifesaver. He went above & beyond. His knowledge is vast, I was so impressed. I would recommend him to everyone.
TJ

TJ

23 years of experience
236 reviews
TJ
23 years of experience
Great work! Very pleased with the work, the time involved, and the level of detail in his reports.
Glen

Glen

12 years of experience
17 reviews
Glen
12 years of experience
Straight up. Good work. I’m back on the road. Thanks, Glen!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in American Canyon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2006 Buick LaCrosse $303 $215.43 $87.98 9% $333.68
2010 Toyota Sequoia $668 $308.23 $359.95 15% $791.98
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 $564 $388.50 $175.97 9% $625.00
2009 Lincoln MKX $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2009 Porsche 911 $1573 $1349.14 $223.97 4% $1650.14

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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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