Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pleasant Hill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,125

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David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Very friendly and helpful. Great customer service not making it feel like it was just a transaction but an experience.
Had David come out to replace the starter on my 2007 Honda Element. A job that would have taken me way too long. He knew what he was doing, communicated with me very well, got the job done. I found David to be very pleasant and I will only be using David from now on.

Armando

9 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
9 years of experience
Armando was on time,and got right to work,he was very informative and did a great job. i would use him again. thanks
Amanda was timely through and curtious. I would highly recommend him.

John

19 years of experience
437 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John went right to work and knew what he was doing.
John was awesome! He changed the starter on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza. Professional and polite. Two huge thumbs up! :)

Patrick

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Patrick
20 years of experience
Patrick was very professional. He showed up on time. He informed me about the progress as he did the work. And he cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him.

Kevin

24 years of experience
19 reviews
Kevin
24 years of experience
n/a

Chris

21 years of experience
1679 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Very professional and helpful! Came and got my car back up and running in less than an hour!

Ricardo

22 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
22 years of experience
Fast friendly

Jason

31 years of experience
140 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Jason was on time, very professional and asked me exactly what problems I was having. After I explained the situation he got right to work and completed the job in about an hour and half. He explained to me what he did and was very personable. He didn't try to hurry and leave after being paid, but talked on a personal level. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or call Jason for any mechanical repairs.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Job well done

Yahshif

9 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
9 years of experience
Great experience. Yahshif was very professional, timely and communicated throughout the entire process.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pleasant Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Hummer H3T $598 $374.47 $223.97 11% $675.47
2006 Volvo S80 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2005 Mazda 3 $276 $196.02 $79.99 9% $303.52
2014 Acura ILX $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2015 BMW 528i xDrive $522 $361.85 $159.98 9% $576.85
2011 Jaguar XFR $821 $677.45 $143.98 5% $870.95

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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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