Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fresno.

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$146.66 - $1,022.41

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Fresno

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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

Peter

24 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Very friendly and showed up on time.
Sam

Sam

14 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
14 years of experience
Sam is a great mechanic and a really personable guy. Thanks Sam
Sam was courteous and prompt. He explained what was needed and the pricing. He did say we would get $30 off of the diagnostic fee but that has yet to be applied. Other then that he delivered everything he said he would. He did not mind us asking questions or standing there while he completed the work. What I enjoyed the most about the "YourMechanic" experience is the convenience. I did not have to take time off work to have my car serviced and I got to stay with my vehicle. Sometimes leaving your car with a mechanic can be scary. It's like sending your child on a plane without you there to make sure everything's ok. I read up about this type of on site service and was a little leery about trying YourMechanic. I guess those other customers were not as fortunate as we were to have someone as professional and caring as Sam. I would highly recommend Sam and this company. Thanks Sam!
Johnathon

Johnathon

6 years of experience
15 reviews
Johnathon
6 years of experience
Simple, very good
Adrian

Adrian

28 years of experience
74 reviews
Adrian
28 years of experience
Chill guy ,came earlier to fix my car which was even better.would definitely have recommend him
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
10 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon was awesome he not only had great customer service skills he had technical skills he repaired my car with no problem been running like a champ
Eric

Eric

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Eric was a great mechanic that did the job in a minimal amount of time. He communicated with me and was straight forward with the job an any further things I might have to fix in the future. Overall I was very pleased with the experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Eric.
Justin

Justin

13 years of experience
57 reviews
Justin
13 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker
Tomas

Tomas

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
Arrived on time and started to work on the car! I highly recommend him!
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Emmette did the starter and manifold gasket on my 2004 BMW. He did a great job in spite of the heat.
Martin

Martin

26 years of experience
165 reviews
Martin
26 years of experience
im shocked at how good my experience was. never dealt with a reasonably priced and competant mechanic. i'd give him 12 stars if i could.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fresno?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mazda CX-9 $338 $257.98 $79.99 7% $365.48
2015 Honda Civic $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2005 Scion xA $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2011 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2010 Lincoln Town Car $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2015 Porsche Boxster $1074 $850.40 $223.97 6% $1151.40

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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?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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