Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Montara.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Fantastic job!

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Great job

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Outstanding experience , quick ,fast and diligent ..I would definitely recommend this company to anyone I know

David

8 years of experience
178 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Great job. Recommended!

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Very thorough inspection. Asked the appropriate amount of questions. Professional communications.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
AWESOMEJOB! 

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Mohammed was very professional and fixed my vehicle in a timely manner.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Timely, professional, and quick to assess the problem and fix it. Nice to have someone with the level of experience as Rodney's.

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Punctual and professional. The work was done correctly and quickly!

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
20 min late, was raining got job done quickly & was cordial


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Montara?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2008 GMC Acadia $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2004 Honda S2000 $349 $205.11 $143.98 12% $398.61
2014 BMW 640i $763 $563.26 $199.97 8% $832.01
2011 Lexus HS250h $685 $389.18 $295.96 12% $786.93
2008 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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