Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bethel Island.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Very satisfied with my experience. Mr. James was GREAT! Thank You
Shaun did a great job of diagnosing the issue with the my car. He is a professional and a joy to work with.

David

14 years of experience
580 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was great Took excellent care of my vechile Will be using him again Will also be highly recommending him The only problem that I had was not his faultt, I asked your mechanic to have Davvid ccall me which they did not relay to him.

Tien

21 years of experience
878 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
He seems nice and knowledgeable. He's not very talkative and seemed to to be in a rush. Either way, my car is fixed thanks to Tien.

Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Great experience. On time, right to work and completed job under estimated time. Would recommend Vytas and will use your mechanic for any additional work in the future.

Scott

32 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Fast and ready and quick service

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Great

Gerson

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Gerson
8 years of experience
He was prompt, respectful, efficient, kind, and patient. I would be happy to use him anytime I need repair(s). He's absolutely amazing and I would suggest him to anyone who needs mechanical repair assistsnts.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter is very knowledgeable and professional. He is prompt and courteous and explains every detail. He did not need to replace one of the parts that the job called for so he called in and had that removed from the quote, who else does that? I will ask for him specifically going forward, and will recommend him to my friends.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose is friendly, efficient and professional. Would definitely recommend to others!

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Andrew was excellent. He came on time and clearly knew exactly what he was doing. He allowed me to watch him and answered all of my questions. It's not that I was skeptical of him, but just curious what he was doing. Not only did he fix the problem, but he also helped me learn a lot about my car, some basic maintenance, and some potential problem areas.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bethel Island?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Caravan $238 $158.08 $79.99 10% $265.58
2011 Volkswagen CC $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2007 Volvo V50 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2005 BMW 330xi $821 $468.93 $351.95 12% $941.93
2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 $539 $330.88 $207.97 11% $610.38
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $388 $291.63 $95.98 7% $420.63

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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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