Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pleasanton.

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Tinashe

Tinashe

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
I've used Tinashe several times, and he is always professional and punctual. He's super-competent and knowledgeable as well. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Nice guy. Would have him do more work on my cars in the future.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Great mechanic arrive promptly diagnose the issue very quiclkly... He replaced the faulty part fast and get my vehical back on the road!
Put very sincere effort to solve the starter problem , however due to onboard computer codes we need to take it to the dealer !
Tomas

Tomas

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
He did the repir quickly
great fast and does the job well.
Artem

Artem

9 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
9 years of experience
Artem was awesome. On time and friendly. Explained what was going on and what needed to be fixed. Thanks man!
Jim

Jim

31 years of experience
13 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
Prompt, courteous and professional!
Kenneth

Kenneth

13 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
13 years of experience
Kenneth was not only exceptionally professional, but he was knowledgeable about his work and prompt with arrival. Quick work, friendly and personable, got the job done right! I will forever be a client of Kenneth's and Kenneth's ONLY. Absolutely amazing!
Trevor

Trevor

20 years of experience
11 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
Trevor was prompt and professional. He is very knowledgeable and took time to explain. The pricing was very competitive. I would strongly recommend services from yourmechanic.com.
Carlos

Carlos

22 years of experience
118 reviews
Carlos
22 years of experience
Wonderful experience. Carlos was great. He was professional, experienced mechanic and took his time to make sure the job was done right. Thanks Carlos
Damian

Damian

9 years of experience
280 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great Employee
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Fast and knowledgeable.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pleasanton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Prius $468 $243.78 $223.97 14% $544.78
2005 Mazda 6 $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2011 Ford Explorer $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 $365 $285.13 $79.99 7% $392.63
2006 BMW 530xi $647 $422.66 $223.97 10% $723.66
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $578 $497.80 $79.99 4% $605.30

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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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