Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Daly City.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was early to our 12:30 appointment which was great. He worked diligently and efficiently. He even came back immediately to address some issues after he left. Another good experience.
Great mechanic! My mechanic from now on!!

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris was very nice and knowledgeable. So much so I booked him twice back to back
Awesome, very knowledgeable. I thought it was my alternator but he looked at it and did his thing and saw that it was my starter. Saved me lots of money. He came back and in 20 minutes it was done.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
I had an excellent experience with the on-line company and the service professional who came to my home. I have already recommended this on-line service to all of my co-workers and friends!!

Alfred

11 years of experience
331 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Proficient

Chris

14 years of experience
417 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
On time, courteous and got the job done quick. Highly recommended.

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 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!

James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. Made additional suggestions for maintenance.

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Excellent work, great guy. There's no one other than Rodric, that I will allow to work on my vehicles or recommend!

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is very professional he even showed up early for the appointment which was really great for me

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Very professional guy, and on time. Excellent work!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Daly City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Pontiac Montana $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2013 Fiat 500 $289 $176.68 $111.98 11% $327.18
2005 Honda Element $439 $263.20 $175.97 12% $499.70
2014 Audi Q7 $813 $620.76 $191.97 7% $878.76
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $460 $379.77 $79.99 5% $487.27
2009 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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