Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pinole.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He was professional and efficient.
Brandon showed up early and got the starter installed quickly. He also let me know of other repairs that need to be made in the future. Brandon cleaned up after himself and left the area clean. Thank you Brandon for coming to my house on a Sunday and getting my car back on the road. Chris

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary arrived early, and did an excellent job on the repair. The car had been left by the tow truck on a slope so it was in a difficult location and he didn't complain. He was friendly and thorough and left the car better than it had been before needing the repair. We'd be happy to have him work on the car again.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was awesome, got everything done fast, had enjoyable conversation the whole time. Will definitely recommend!

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
He was always early so I could get on with my day. Very honest and knowledgeable. I plan to make him my regular mechanic.

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
on time, completed work quickly, left no mess at all. car is working great at the moment, Anthony was great, knew what he was doing, made me comfortable, wasn't to sure of having someone coming to my house. He even put up with old man's questions.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was great! Arrived on time, got the job done quickly. Explained any questions i had. Very satisfied with Jay!

Chris

14 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was extremely friendly and professional. He answered all my questions and pointed out some other issues that I may need another day. I would highly recommend him and would request to have him as my mechanic again

Richard

10 years of experience
21 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Fast, friendly, and amazing!

Scott

34 years of experience
595 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Once again, couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Your Mechanic and Scott. He was on-time (maybe even a little early). The repair went perfectly. I think the bill was even a few dollars lower than the estimate I had gotten. I highly recommend trying this company and my mechanic, Scott. Thanks! Chris

Dereje

18 years of experience
22 reviews
Dereje
18 years of experience
Derejes was really friendly and nice. He finished the job quickly. He also explained everything he did.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pinole?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saab 9-3 $400 $319.98 $79.99 6% $427.48
2007 Volvo XC70 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2014 Nissan Pathfinder $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 $546 $418.33 $127.98 7% $590.33
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $746 $626.01 $119.98 5% $787.26
2015 Audi SQ5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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