Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Carmichael.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,997

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Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
A pleasant experience of getting my car fixed by an experience certified mechanic at my door step. Hi five to Rodney and 'your mechanic'
On time and communicative about the job. Knowledgeable and professional and finished fast!

Scott

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Once again, couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Your Mechanic and Scott. He was on-time (maybe even a little early). The repair went perfectly. I think the bill was even a few dollars lower than the estimate I had gotten. I highly recommend trying this company and my mechanic, Scott. Thanks! Chris
Very impressed with Scott, ahead was professional and knowledgeable great Mechanic.

Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Friendly and messaged back quickly. Good experience.
Chris was quick and fast. I will be calling on him soon to do other work needed on my vehical. He explained all he was doing.

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Mr. Parks A person with the experience that knows how to get the job done. And I thank him very much for putting my starter in my 1990 buick century in a timely manner THANKS AGAIN.....
Professional really knows his stuff.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Amazing competent and quick work in replacing my starter!! Gave appropriate feedback on the work and other maintenance recommendations down the road!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
To All Guys looking for a mechanic, If you're looking for a mechanic, choose this guy. He's just extremely knowledgeable and knows what he's doing. He easily diagnosed the problem and replaced the starter. Another thing that attest to his competencies, a screw dropped and he immediately know and showed me where it came off. I just can't believe his high level of intelligence about cars. Just well mannered and highly professional. You'll not regret choosing him as your mechanic, 100% guaranteed! Just before he left, I asked for his calling card so I can refer him to my friends for his services. Hardly can you find a mechanic with top notch caliber not even in a dealership like Honda and Toyota based on my experience.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Ricardo did a great job! He was time efficient and my new starter sounds amazing. Great guy and great service! Will definitely be using him again.

Pete

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

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Had a starter problem with my car. Chris brought the part and installed in a short amount of time. Service was awesome and I will definitely used his services again. Good to know there are honest hard working folks out there!

Erick

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Erick
17 years of experience
Fantastic service! Very kind gentleman with a lot of knowledge.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Carmichael?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Yaris $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2015 Kia Cadenza $351 $271.33 $79.99 7% $378.83
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2015 Lexus CT200h $607 $310.55 $295.96 14% $708.30
2015 BMW 328i GT xDrive $704 $495.53 $207.97 9% $775.03
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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