Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mountain House.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on-time (early), professional, and honest. He never gave me the run-around or made any guarantees. He showed up for an inspection and diagnosed and replaced my starter in less than an hour because of his suggestion to run to the parts store while he was taking out the starter. I got back just in time with a new starter and he installed it and tightened my belts in less than half an hour. Best mechanic experience I've ever had. Car started perfectly. All this and he did it in a parking garage (granted he had space on both sides). He's won my business.
Great and quick service changing my starter out.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Always on time and very professional.

Horus

9 years of experience
101 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
.•:*¨¨*:•.Thank You!.•:*¨¨*:••:*¨¨*:•.Great Resource for Vehicle Maintenance.•:*¨¨*:•

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 years of experience
Dwaine was very professional. He showed up at the appointment time with the correct parts for my truck, and immediately went to work replacing my starter. Within an hour or so the job was complete and my truck is up and running again. I would use this . I am service and Dwaine again. I am very pleased. Plus the job has a warranty.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Awesome. Helped when I was in a bind and other mobile mechanics (e.g. another well known mobile mechanic in oakland) would not come and service my vehicle

Wayne

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
18 years of experience
Great fast friendly. Did the jod quickly but throughly and pointed everything out to watch for in the future. Not selling but informative.

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
Will use again. Kevin is a top notch mechanic! Thanks again

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
He his awesome ! I recommend him to everyone

Justin

6 years of experience
292 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
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Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
Great and reliable mechanical! Very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain any problems.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mountain House?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chrysler 300 $267 $154.73 $111.98 12% $305.23
2012 Aston Martin Virage $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2007 Mazda B2300 $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $756 $676.33 $79.99 3% $783.83
2008 Infiniti M35 $277 $189.08 $87.98 9% $307.33
2011 Jaguar XJ $719 $639.32 $79.99 3% $746.82

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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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