Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Groveland.

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Number of Reviews

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David

23 years of experience
180 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Awesome guy who loves his work

Berchel

16 years of experience
99 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
Great

Bereketeab

5 years of experience
13 reviews
Bereketeab
5 years of experience
Fantastic service! I was stranded in Davis due to starter issues and there were no available mechanics around to replace my starter. I found Bereketeab through YourMechanic and he was able to drive to me from Sacramento (keep in mind, he did not need to do this at all as it was out of his service area) and replace my starter. He showed me how to replace the starter and he answered all of my questions thoroughly. Highly recommended!

Matt

13 years of experience
23 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Great mechanic and dedicated to solving the problem the right way. Very friendly and came back to check two weeks later to make an adjustment at no charge. Also very willing to talk you through in layman's terms what he is doing and why it matters. Great guy all around!

Hernandes

5 years of experience
13 reviews
Hernandes
5 years of experience
Replace a starter on my Chevy PU and fixed a wire that was shorting out the starter.

Genaro

11 years of experience
274 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Starter replacement on 2013 Dodge Challenger

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim came out to install my starter and did an awesome job, 30mins he was done. He kept me inform through the whole process. I have already contacted family and friends about this service, told them to ask for Tim.

Horus

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
Horus was very thorough and super helpful and got my car running again despite running into multiple issues and he made sure to take care of each one. He’s great!

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was very professional, knowledgable, and did a great job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Groveland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Mariner $323 $226.65 $95.98 9% $355.65
2004 Toyota Camry $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $372 $275.98 $95.98 8% $404.98
2014 Infiniti QX60 $447 $351.31 $95.98 6% $480.31
2014 Acura RDX $480 $399.98 $79.99 5% $507.48
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $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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