Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dixon.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Phillip

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very Professional! There was a service I didn’t need so my bill was less than quoted. Appreciated the honesty! Definitely recommend Phillip and will use this service again!!

Andrew

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Excellent workmanship. Very knowledgeable and showed me exactly what was replaced and where plus let me know what I should expect with the new parts and service. Very professional and informative. I would definitely recommend him to others for servicing their cars.

Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris did an amazing job and went above and beyond. Would definitely have him work on my car any day!

Patrick

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

William

10 years of experience
27 reviews
William
10 years of experience
Very professional, showed up early to appointment, Very knowledgeable and the price was reasonable. Great mechanic.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent, fast service.

Ostus

6 years of experience
57 reviews
Ostus
6 years of experience
Very cool guy. Work was done in a timely manner.

Miguel

33 years of experience
245 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Very friendly

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is an experienced mechanic . He is a great communicator and very nice person to deal with . My experience was great dealing with him and I recommend him and will be using him for any future repairs .

Manuel

30 years of experience
272 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Thanks for a great job Manuel


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dixon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Pontiac G8 $392 $295.63 $95.98 7% $424.63
2004 Toyota Prius $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2008 Volvo S60 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $768 $407.62 $359.95 13% $891.37
2010 Audi A6 Quattro $775 $590.61 $183.97 7% $837.86
2010 Jaguar XJ $719 $639.32 $79.99 3% $746.82

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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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