Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Atherton.

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Spot on with diagnosis. Arrived on time and repairs done under quote and less than estimated time. Great job!
Great job

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Great service Job well done

Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
He Was Early and awesome! Great guy, would recommend to everyone I know!

Walter

44 years of experience
53 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Great experience, Walter is an awesome guy, very knowledgeable and helpful will definitely be using this company and him again

Ernesto

17 years of experience
4 reviews
Ernesto
17 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable able cars. Knows what's he's doing and does a great job.

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Friendly, competent, honest, and done on time ! He explained my options clearly.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
AFTER HE FINISHED AND LEFT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON.

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Deane was on time. Did the work without delay and finished in a timely manner. Deane is a truly qualified mechanic, as he was very familiar with our auto. A true professional. We are so impressed with this service and the concept that we could go online, describe what service we need and get a price, a bargain price at that. Who would not have their auto taken care of in this manner, especially when the mechanic is so highly qualified. A big THANK YOU, Your Mechanic.

Lee

32 years of experience
66 reviews
Lee
32 years of experience
Lee is very professional and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with his care and concern about my car and taking care of the problem.

Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
Great guy, very knowledgeable, highly recommend for your auto needs.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Atherton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2014 Chrysler 300 $214 $134.38 $79.99 11% $241.88
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2009 Audi A4 Quattro $993 $528.57 $463.94 13% $1152.07
2011 BMW 535i xDrive $618 $409.82 $207.97 10% $689.32
2012 Jaguar XF $1034 $890.35 $143.98 4% $1083.85

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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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