Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Madera.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was nice. He showed up and went straight to work. He completed the job pretty quick, even though it was raining. He also told me about other issues be found and ways to have it fixed. I found his in sight to be pretty helpful. I Sitka recommend him, and will be requesting him once again.
He showed up on time and began immediately. He was very professional and explained what was done and answered all my questions. I am very pleased to have my car back and running very well! I will definitely being booking another appt with Danny to fix the other problems! Thanks again!

Ronald

27 years of experience
7 reviews
Ronald
27 years of experience
Great service! Saved my day!

CESAR

13 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
13 years of experience
Cesar was great!! He called me 30 minutes prior to arriving to confirm appointment. When he arrived he called again to confirm arrival. Communication was never an issue and made for an easy experience. While working on the car, he explained the process and made it a learning experience.

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very polite and professional. Properly prepared and knowledgeable. Very convenient service. (I wrote this before I saw the descriptive choices below.)

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
On time, quick and convenient.

Zachary

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Zachary
8 years of experience

Scott

34 years of experience
594 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott is experienced and took care of the problem in a very professional manner. I will hire his services again. Thanks Scott

David

14 years of experience
596 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Very professional, work was done in a timely matter. Thank you!

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very nice, got right to work, and had the problem ( a new starter) fixed in under an hour. I appreciate the convenience of the mechanic coming out to our residence. He did not add charges beyond the online estimate, which is why I will call Your Mechanic again. Jose does good quality work at a fair price- and I highly recommend him!

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone Was really profesional and did a great job .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Madera?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer $707 $371.38 $335.95 14% $822.88
2008 Kia Rio $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty $377 $296.89 $79.99 6% $404.39
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $408 $328.36 $79.99 6% $435.86
2007 Mercedes-Benz R320 $539 $330.98 $207.97 11% $610.48
2011 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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