Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Loomis.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris did an excellent job of getting our car fixed quickly...and on a Sunday! He arrived early and was able to complete the job under the time quoted. We highly recommend Chris and the "Your Mechanic" service.

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was on time and worked quickly. My wife says the car runs better than before.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was on time, courteous and professional. I would not hesitate to book him again

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Professional, ontime, and quick! definitely would Bock him again

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph is a professional. He did a great job replacing a starter on my vehicle and followed up with a detailed repair assessment.

Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Wasn't sure if my car was gonna run again but Anthony pulled it off. Thanks!

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
It was great to fine a Mechanic that appreciated cars that are older than he is. It might just be my luck but he very knowledgeable on 60-70s Mustangs and appeared to know a lot about other makes and models. I will use Your Mechanic and request Jared in the future.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was great he went above and beyond to find out what was wrong with me car and see if it was any way he could repair it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Great experience with Your Mechanic and Robert. He provided great service and got my car running again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Loomis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2010 Volkswagen Golf $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2004 Cadillac Escalade $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2012 BMW Z4 $545 $408.88 $135.98 7% $591.63
2013 Porsche Boxster $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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