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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven was GREAT! On time and with a smile and did the work in a timely manner. He was patient with my older mini van that has its quirks! It's been difficult to find a mechanic who doesn't treat me like I'm a dumb female! I am super satisfied with this experience and have told others already. I will be using Your Mechanic again!!

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim was excellent. Your Mechanic was so/so. I had issues with the wrong price showing up in my account. Thankfully I noticed, and they fixed the problem before the appointment. Then they had the wrong part for Tim to install so he had to leave for about an hour to go get the correct part. He did everything in his power to get the job done quickly, correctly, and professionally. The rating is based on his work.

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
Good guy seems very honest, replaced the starter and confirmed it was not something else. Good communications let me know his schedule and timeframe. Completed the job very quickly

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael is awesome! This is our first experience using this website and I was a little weary about it because I had never used or heard of it before. The guy on the phone who took my request was super nice and answered all my questions. The text messages and emails are very helpful and courteous. Micheal is so nice, he arrived on time, and he got the job done super fast. We love Micheal and we will ask for him again the next time we need something. There was also an extra part that he needed to change and he didn't add it to the bill since it was just an extra part he had. Thank you Michael! I will be using this service again!

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Would highly recommend.

Chris

16 years of experience
335 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great service and Chris knew exactly what the problem was and he got it resolved right away. He even recommended some issues that I’ve been needing to get looked at. Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better mechanic. Thanks Chris G!

Joseph

25 years of experience
488 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
After having one mechanic come out and not properly inspect my car Joseph came out and figured out the problem and fixed it in less than an hour and he was early! I highly recommend his services! Thank you so much again Joseph!

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Awesome, very knowledgeable. I thought it was my alternator but he looked at it and did his thing and saw that it was my starter. Saved me lots of money. He came back and in 20 minutes it was done.

Leslie

12 years of experience
72 reviews
Leslie
12 years of experience
Very professional and communicative. Did a fast and great job

Lee

36 years of experience
81 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
Convenient and reasonable cost.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lathrop?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Savana 1500 $309 $229.38 $79.99 8% $336.88
2011 Volkswagen Routan $509 $309.23 $199.97 11% $577.98
2006 Mercury Mariner $323 $226.65 $95.98 9% $355.65
2012 Audi A3 $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2009 Audi Q7 $1374 $358.24 $1015.87 20% $1723.49
2014 Audi S6 $692 $507.78 $183.97 8% $755.03

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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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