Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Elverta.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Got my car started and running again. Highly recommend
Service and friendliness were great. I will use him in the future!

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Always on time and he knows his stuff
Very knowledgeable and knows his career well

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph seemed to know his work and was extremely polite; if needed I will have him again at my place for other job in my car
Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Great work and would definitely book an appointment with Joseph again.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
I was at work, but my son was home when Dan came to fix the car. Dan called me the night before to confirm that he would be here this morning and that he had the needed part. According to my son, he arrived a little early, got right to work, was very friendly. I would probably request Dan the next time I use this service. Hard to rate on trustworthiness, but my car is definitely fixed, and it didn't cost me a penny more than I was quoted!

Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Anthony was very professional and completed the job perfectly in a timely manor.

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
robert was on time...got job done promptly..would use again

Toby

8 years of experience
100 reviews
Toby
8 years of experience
Toby was great, he was actually early for my appointment time. He was friendly and polite, and importantly he really knew what he was doing. He successfully replaced the starter in my Jeep and made some good suggestions. This is the first time I used "your mechanic" I was impressed, terrific service.

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
Jeremiah was my hero. Fast friendly and explained the diagnosis process so that I could understand it. This is my first time to use yourmechanic.com and I am thoroughly pleased with the service. I know who to contact for my future car repairs or maintenance.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Second time in 10 days that Kyle has come to service my vehicles. Excellent mechanic. Did the jon both times with excellent result.

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Good job, starter did the job, she's back on the road again!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Elverta?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Kia Soul EV $308 $212.48 $95.98 9% $341.48
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2015 Toyota Prius V $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2014 Infiniti Q70 $527 $431.23 $95.98 5% $560.23
2006 Audi A6 Quattro $368 $247.76 $119.98 10% $409.01
2006 Porsche Cayenne $1620 $1251.78 $367.95 7% $1746.28

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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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