Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Folsom.

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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker
Great!

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Excellent and quick service!
Great guy, calm and professional. Got to my place on time and finished his job before the estimated 2hs service. Walked me through the inspection made. Great Job John!

Joseph

25 years of experience
495 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Professional and communication was perfect
Good Job...

Christopher

14 years of experience
19 reviews
Christopher
14 years of experience
Chris was great! Very punctual and proficient. Nice guy too :)

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Chris was right on time for my appointment, was very courteous and friendly. He told me what he was going to do and how long it would take and did a perfect job of replacing the starter on my Honda right in my garage. All was perfect. I love the concept of having work done at my home on my time schedule at a very reasonable cost. Lower than all the quotes I got from local repair shops.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff is very professional in his approach. When he had a bolt that was very difficult to remove, he did not give up. I felt very comfortable leaving the car in his hands. The starter was the problem and he replaced it and now the car starts up like a dream.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
I had a wonderful experience with Rodney, I wasn't able to be at the location where my car broke down, but Rodney was on time and explained everything to me along the process. He was very compassionate and understanding which really made me feel comfortable with the whole experience considering it was my first time using this site. I highly recommend Rodney and will definitely be using him again if I need to. Thanks Rodney.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!

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!

Paul

31 years of experience
80 reviews
Paul
31 years of experience
Excellent technician. Timely, prompt and knowledgeable. Thanks for fixing my Honda with a new starter.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Folsom?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Mazda CX-5 $297 $176.68 $119.98 12% $337.93
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2005 Aston Martin Vanquish $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2014 BMW 428i $617 $408.88 $207.97 10% $688.38
2004 Land Rover Range Rover $618 $490.33 $127.98 6% $662.33
2015 Audi S4 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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