Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fresno.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Attila

17 years of experience
409 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila did a quick and efficient job and taught me a couple of things about my car I didn't know.
Great job! Got my car working again. I’d definitely book again with Attila!

David

11 years of experience
242 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David is AMAZING! He contacted me with an ETA, arrived on time and completed the repair in a timely manner. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic and I would recommend him for any repairs. The price was better than a shop and far more convenient.
David showed up early and I could see where he was on the map, so I left early as well. The work was fast and professional. The work was also within the expected time and price quote. David was friendly and knowledgeable. The website is great, too! For me, this saved a tow charge. Will definitely use again.

Chris

16 years of experience
330 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Reliable on time and straight to the point !!

Shawn

27 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
27 years of experience
Shawn went above and beyond to ensure that my vehicle was performing correctly and in optimal condition.

Tien

21 years of experience
888 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien was quick, thorough, and very knowledgeable. He understood the importance my vehicle plays in my non-profit business and he alerted me to other repairs I would need in the near future and took pictures to share with my regular mechanic! Greatly appreciate him!

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
317 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Late the first day, early the second. Hard to plan when.times are inconsistent.

Joe

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Really good guy, very knowledgeable and trustworthy..highly recommend

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
I did significant research prior to deciding to use YourMechanic. I'm glad I decided to give it a try v having our vehicle fixed at a traditional repair shop. Pricing is competitive, but the service is exceptional. Brian was great - candid, knowledgeable, personable....and fixed the problem. Can't ask for more than that!

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
I couldn't ask for more he was very professional and I will recommend friends & family members if there is needs for his service.

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Awesome, friendly, fast, perfect


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
2009 Hyundai Entourage $321 $240.99 $79.99 7% $348.49
2008 Mitsubishi Galant $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2005 Buick LaCrosse $298 $210.44 $87.98 9% $328.69
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $1048 $968.41 $79.99 2% $1075.91
2010 Mercedes-Benz S450 $461 $380.91 $79.99 5% $488.41
2012 Porsche Cayenne $987 $883.27 $103.98 3% $1023.02

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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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