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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is very professional, Knowledgeable, and gets right down to business. It is great to have someone that is honest, and tells you how things should be. He definitely knows what he is doing, knows the car and knows how things should be running/looking. Really appreciated his help and time to get my car back running!

Jason

9 years of experience
16 reviews
Jason
9 years of experience
Jason was fantastic. He arrived exactly on time, was knowledgeable, polite, and made sure to show me that my vehicle was working correctly before his departure. He was able to get everything completed within a few hours. He saved me a lot of time and hassle.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was professional and efficient. Great experience, will use Your Mechanic again

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Called when he running behind. Very professional and stuck with a difficult problem until finished. Would I use him again? A definite yes!

Paul

31 years of experience
80 reviews
Paul
31 years of experience
First time trying this site, YourMechanic.com, and I must confess it definitely impressed me. Paul, the mechanic, was very courteous and polite in performing his services on repairing my sister's car. Kept me informed by texts and calls and was prompt on the two appointments Paul made.

Miguel

33 years of experience
233 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Very friendly

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
72 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Great job, timely and courteous!

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Great alternative to going to a shop especially if your car is immobile at home!

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Great guy the app stated it would take 2.3 hours to replace a starter for a 2009 accord but he finished in about 35-45 minutes I highly recommend hit

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 Galt?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Versa $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98
2014 Kia Optima $291 $210.78 $79.99 8% $318.28
2014 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2013 Audi TT Quattro $552 $455.80 $95.98 5% $584.80
2012 Audi A3 $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2008 Jaguar XJR $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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