Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Napa.

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Number of Reviews

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Very nice man. Got to work fast and had problem solved on a timely manner. Will refer him to every one I know. Very thankful for his work and professionalism.

Omar

19 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
19 years of experience
Let me start by saying this was hands down the best mechanic experience I've ever had! Omar was great and fixed my car in no time. He was friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Omar and this company to anyone!!

Attila

17 years of experience
431 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Fantastic experience, came on time amd did a great job. Very courteous and easy to work with

Manuel

39 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
39 years of experience
Manuel is a true professional.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome did an excellent job on my car. He called and showed up on time. He also did a great job putting my starter on. Great quality service!!

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Richard has worked on my truck twice, both times he was very quick and efficient. Was on time, if not early to the appointments and always made sure you were satisfied with the work before leaving. Would definitely ask for him again.

Travis

11 years of experience
54 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis arrived on time, was friendly, and did a great job!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Very professional, and on time, would recommend him any day of the week

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Colin is a great guy and very good mechanic the quote was correct he did the repair and cleaned up after himself I would definitely use your mechanic again thank you Colin.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Napa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo S80 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2006 Nissan Sentra $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2006 Mitsubishi Galant $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2008 BMW 328i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $389 $309.42 $79.99 6% $416.92
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $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.

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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