Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Boulder Creek.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Excellent service from start to finish! Arrived early for appointment, very professional and knowledgeable! Will definitely use again for any future needs and will highly recommend to all my family, friends, co-workers and fellow church members!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
A1 customer service A1 work...Honest, reliable, and efficient / knowledgeable nobody does it any better...Let's just say if we won the lotto tonight he'd be our personal mechanic tomorrow and that says it all...

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
He was four hours late for appointment. Otherwise, he is a good mecganic.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Although Casey had a bit of trouble finding us (lots of folks do though, lol!) he arrived and made a quick diagnosis. He found the problem right away. After installing the starter and giving the battery a good high amp jump, my buggy fired right up! He is very courteous and knowledgeable in his work. I highly recommend him!

James

10 years of experience
233 reviews
James
10 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was on time, thorough and very informative. Would recommend him to anyone.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
really fast install on part my friend was back on the road in no time

Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Simply amazing! Very helpful, high level of communication, fills out the report fully every time. Highly, highly recommended!

Daniel

18 years of experience
52 reviews
Daniel
18 years of experience
Daniel is very nice and professional. He replaced my corolla's starter in less than one hour. I strongly recommend him.

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
This is a great service and Art was wonderful to work with. I will never use any other service!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Boulder Creek?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Stratus $244 $164.28 $79.99 10% $271.78
2014 Chrysler 300 $238 $150.38 $87.98 11% $268.63
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2015 BMW 428i xDrive $704 $495.53 $207.97 9% $775.03
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $544 $367.79 $175.97 10% $604.29
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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.

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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