Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gilroy.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Very professional and ahead of time for this appointment. Fix my vehicle promptly and gave me advice on maintence
He was professional and efficient.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Ruben was a very pleasant guy.He was on time and went over things in order with my husband and myself.He was very patient and explained details took his time .We were very pleased with his work.

Andrew

23 years of experience
148 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Excellent job.

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Did a great job... Would definitely recommend his services.

Steve

13 years of experience
27 reviews
Steve
13 years of experience
Steve was very polite, proper, clean, and knowledgeable.

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

Richard

9 years of experience
447 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was professional, arrived early, worked diligently, explained the report, repair & findings. Now my car is running. Mission accomplished. I highly recommend him.

Lamont

28 years of experience
62 reviews
Lamont
28 years of experience
Trusted my gut in booking this appointment- glad I did. Top notch mechanic service. Would definitely book again. "Awesomest" experience ever. Normal wait time for a starter replacement in repair shops is 2-3 hours. Lamont did it in 45 mins tops, that's including "free lessons" on car history, maintenance and upkeep..Cost was 30-40% cheaper too. Not to mention it was home service too. No need to have my car towed to the nearest shop. To anyone on the "fence" about booking an appointment with this website, cross over and book it, you won't regret it.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Had a starter problem with my car. Chris brought the part and installed in a short amount of time. Service was awesome and I will definitely used his services again. Good to know there are honest hard working folks out there!

Armando

30 years of experience
33 reviews
Armando
30 years of experience
Great job! Professional and friendly


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gilroy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Prius V $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2012 Toyota RAV4 $247 $167.31 $79.99 10% $274.81
2007 GMC Savana 2500 $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $903 $670.66 $231.97 8% $982.41
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2004 Chevrolet Corvette $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18

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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.

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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