Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Corte Madera.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Justin

18 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Excellent workmanship and professional, thorough and a great experience all around. Thank you Justin!
Justin really knows his stuff and knows how to get the job done right. He is very dependable and gets it done right on the first time. I like how he can review everything and show you right on the spot. I recommend this company to anyone looking for a very dependable mechanic and doesn't have the time to drop of their vehicle to local mechanics. When he comes out its done quickly while you wait in your office or home. Thank you

Jason

26 years of experience
22 reviews
Jason
26 years of experience
great job

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
116 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Always a professional quick reliable service!!!

Travis

11 years of experience
320 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Certainly not a time waster. Travis arrived on time and determined in about 10 minutes with a parts examination that I needed a starter. I’m grateful for his efficient fair price service and certainly recommend him to all. Ed Wolter

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
great service from richard

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Great guy wonderful mechanic definitely would recommend for sure

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
He was very efficient and knowledgeable and even went above and beyond to get the job done when the circumstances made the job more difficult. Definitely would reccomend.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He also made suggestions for other things that possibly needed to be fixed at a later time. Would absolutely recommend him and will use again in the future if further work is needed.

Travis

11 years of experience
56 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis arrived on time, was friendly, and did a great job!

Alexander

24 years of experience
19 reviews
Alexander
24 years of experience
Excellent!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Corte Madera?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Sedona $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2008 Jeep Commander $285 $189.08 $95.98 10% $318.08
2012 Ferrari FF $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2004 Lexus GS300 $310 $230.16 $79.99 8% $337.66
2015 BMW 535i GT $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2011 Audi S5 $866 $682.25 $183.97 6% $929.50

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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.

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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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