Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Elk Grove.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

8

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Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was prompt, professional and did quality work. And he was fun to talk with!
Very good.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Justin was an excellent mechanic. He was able to coordinate with my dad while I was at work to get my car started. He fully explained the plan and pricing throughout the process. Would highly recommend him.
Honest and great quick service

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Polite, fast, done right
The guy was friendly and super fast!!!

Robert

29 years of experience
11 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
I was a little skeptical using a mobile mechanic but after speaking with a rep over the phone, he reassured me it would be a good experience...Bob arrived on time and was friendly and professional. He diagnosed my vehicle with what I already expected. I had a third party warranty on mechanical failures and the starter was covered. They honored the warranty, allowed me to use the dealership part and the 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty was guaranteed. Bob installed the part and now my car starts. Thanks Bob.

Jason

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Jason
13 years of experience
Want to thank Jason for the quick and great work he did on changing my starter on my Honda. Very professional and friendly. I would recommend Jason anytime.Thanks Jason on a Job well done.

Guan

4 years of experience
71 reviews
Guan
4 years of experience
Did a good job and well known what's he doing. Good explained the problem. Book him again.

Phillip

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
He was very professional

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
712 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
He was fantastic,he got the job done quick he was easy going and I could he knew what he was doing

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John did a great job and completed the work as promised. There was a mistake on the labor portion of the estimated cost for the work but honored without paying more than the original quote:

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Prompt, courteous and efficient. Perfect service!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Elk Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mazda RX-8 $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2013 Chrysler 300 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2004 Chrysler Crossfire $291 $195.28 $95.98 10% $324.28
2011 Audi A4 Quattro $631 $423.26 $207.97 10% $702.76
2011 BMW 535i $626 $409.82 $215.97 10% $700.07
2008 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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