Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hayward.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Hayward

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Great guy.
Russell did a fantastic job helping me install my starter and troubleshooting the problem with my car. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I would definitely recommend him to my family, friends, and anyone in need of a mechanic!

Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
awesome mechanic very good at what he does.

Alex

4 years of experience
33 reviews
Alex
4 years of experience
Alex was friendly and informative, did not make me doubt booking through your mechanic for one second. Took care of everything professionally and had knowledge for days. Would book through Alex anytime!

Joseph

14 years of experience
20 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was AWESOME! He arrived early and completed the job quickly. As my appointment was mid-week, he accommodated my work scheduled and even started the job before I got home (with my approval of course). I am so in love with this service. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He made a stressful situation into a wonderful experience. This service is great for women on the go. It eliminates the towing, the unpredictable pricing and the entrapment of an establishments hours of operation. I love the flexibility and professionalism. I think I found a new mechanic!!! Thanks Raul for EVERYTHING.

Richard

15 years of experience
48 reviews
Richard
15 years of experience
Very Profession , Richard showed up at the office and got my car fixed even before I could realize it. He was fast and professional.

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
Ejnar was great! He communicated easily and was on time. He had to change the starter on my Honda CRV. It was a long process which took hours. He explained if asked and showed me the new part. I highly recommend Ejnar and this company and less expensive than all other quotes. They deliver!!

Daniel

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Daniel
28 years of experience
Quickly, found and fixed the issue with my van. Would use, and recommend, his work again.

Pete

25 years of experience
3 reviews
Pete
25 years of experience
Pete is a great guy, who was very knowledgeable and efficient with handling the problem with my starter. The car is working great and I will definitely come back in the future because of Pete's great mechanical skills!

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Definitely would recommend. The first part supplied by Yourmechanic was the wrong part and the second one was defective. I ended up just overpaying for the part at the dealer but Dellano came back and put my starter on and gave me a thorough overview of other maintenance recommendations.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hayward?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Nissan Juke $451 $275.11 $175.97 11% $511.61
2006 Bentley Arnage $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2006 Chevrolet HHR $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2011 Lexus GS450h $649 $353.21 $295.96 13% $750.96
2010 BMW X6 $815 $462.84 $351.95 12% $935.84
2010 Porsche Panamera $1557 $1213.43 $343.95 7% $1675.68

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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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