Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Davis.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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5/5

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David

14 years of experience
583 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Friendly, excellent, professional service.
He was awesome. Fixed my car, was nice doing it and was super helpful

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane did an fantastic job on my 2006 Honda Civic. Duane arrived on time at 7AM on Sunday morning. I was interested to see how long replacing the starter would take because the axel needed to be removed. Duane was able to do the job in the time that was estimated on the quote. Duane has a great character and easy going attitude. I give Duane 5 stars and will keep requesting Duane in the future.
We were unable to start our car late Saturday evening and called a bunch of local auto shops only to find that they were all closed on Sunday. I had read about YourMechanic and thought of giving it a try. Our appointment with Duane was booked for Sunday noon but he came two hours early! Within a few minutes he was able to pinpoint the problem to a bad starter. He gave a quote and we decided to go ahead with it. Within one hour he was back with the part and replaced it in about 20 minutes. We were very happy with our service.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was fantastic I was sceptic all about using this service and he made it amazing did a great job in a timely manner really can't say enough good things about this experience!

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Knowledgeable and just dived right in, no b.s. wonderful!!

Mark

16 years of experience
72 reviews
Mark
16 years of experience
Replaced the starter on my Jeep Patriot. Mark was great! Answered all questions I had and saved me a tow! Thanks!

Joe

12 years of experience
19 reviews
Joe
12 years of experience
Super nice. Explained everything I needed to know and more very thoroughly.

Sidney

12 years of experience
62 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
I requested Sidney to come out and replace the starter in my car because he did a great job the last time. I've been recommending him to friends and family in the area. He goes above and beyond.

Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very polite, got the job done quick and my car runs great! Will be using this service again!

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt is a real expert at his trait, a true professional. I had an appointment with him to have my car’s Starter replaced. He arrived on time, ready to work. The appointment was scheduled for an hour but he finished ahead of schedule and he used some of that extra time to check out a water leak in my trunk. Outstanding Mechanic that goes above and beyond providing service with a smile. Thank you

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
On-time, professional, and went the extra mile to ensure I was taken care of. Can't recommend him high enough.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Davis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2007 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2009 Ferrari F430 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2005 Lexus RX330 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $815 $671.06 $143.98 5% $864.56
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $533 $388.61 $143.98 8% $582.11

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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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