Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Carnation.

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$155.87 - $1,118.48

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

Rating Summary
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Albert

12 years of experience
27 reviews
Albert
12 years of experience
I love the service and concept.

Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Great

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
On time and knowledgeable

Ben

17 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
17 years of experience
Ben was excellent! He arrived a few minutes before the scheduled appointment and was ready to start the job. He replaced the starter on my Taurus and now it starts with just half a turn of the key! And he even gave me a discount since this was my first time using the service. Will use Ben and this service for all our future repairs. Thanks!

Chris

10 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
10 years of experience
Great experience

Danny

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
10 years of experience
Danny was very professional and did a wonderful job on my car. He explained everything that he did and also gave me a quote for other things needed on my car. He was late however he explained that he had to wait for the part to my car to be ready which was understandable.

Sam

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
16 years of experience
Sam was great. Quick, efficient and personable. Will definitely use for all minor services in the future.

Dellano

17 years of experience
386 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
This guy is great with excellent customer service knowledge of the situation and explain in great detail about what needed to be done wow 10 10 10 10 10 across the board

Dan

38 years of experience
756 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Excellent service!!! Dan was on time, completed the repair quickly, and was very professional. You can be sure that I will be a repeat customer. Thanks Dan!

Carlo

13 years of experience
80 reviews
Carlo
13 years of experience
Missed our first appointment completely but was helpful and very professional when we rescheduled


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Carnation?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Scion tC $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2005 Volvo V50 $377 $280.78 $95.98 8% $409.78
2007 Dodge Nitro $223 $142.83 $79.99 10% $250.33
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 $589 $380.67 $207.97 10% $660.17
2010 Acura MDX $365 $276.73 $87.98 7% $394.98
2016 BMW M3 $1056 $535.62 $519.93 14% $1234.37

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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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