Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Folsom.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Edmar

20 years of experience
131 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Edmar was outstanding highly recommend him for his knowledge and attention to detail.

Andrew

9 years of experience
530 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
He did a good job.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Quality, timely service. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'd give him six stars if I could!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Francisco was amazing! Quick, efficient and friendly.

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Helpful and knowledgeable! Replaced my starter really fast. I'll definitely use this service again in the future!

Richard

9 years of experience
425 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
knowledgeable and polite with prompt service. highly recommend!

Lee

17 years of experience
86 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
First time using the service and I'm pleased with the outcome. Scheduled the repair service for Sunday. Lee was very professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. He kept in constant contact while he searched & waited on the part. What we thought was the starter turned out to just be the battery. Lee revised the initial quote of $268 to $70 to cover his time and diagnosis. Bought the new battery and the car's running great. Will definitely call YourMechanic and Lee again. Thanks!

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Excellent service! Very experienced and professional.

Joseph

31 years of experience
527 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
This was my first time using a 'mobile' service. I needed a new starter and had not driven my car in over a month. I got a message when Joseph started on his way out to us. Another message when he had arrived. The timing was great. I explained the situation with my car, dead battery, bad starter, can't run. Joseph said 'I'll fix it'. An hour later it was ready, running, without any problems. The whole experience was great! I've got his business cards to give to my three children. Cost was better than anywhere I checked. I trust Joseph and won't hesitate to call him again. Anyone looking for a pro in car care, I recommend Joseph. For sure!!

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
Jared was not only timely but even arrived a little early, which was awesome, and got in and out quickly and professionally - super convenient and friendly service.


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 MX-5 Miata $430 $277.62 $151.98 10% $481.87
2010 Toyota Corolla $297 $216.98 $79.99 8% $324.48
2009 Volkswagen Eos $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $1245 $1045.34 $199.97 5% $1314.09
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $1048 $968.41 $79.99 2% $1075.91
2015 Porsche Cayenne $793 $608.55 $183.97 7% $855.80

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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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How can we help?

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