Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rodeo.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
From my experience with Maxwell was top notch. Maxwell was experienced on the situation and explained everything in detail and provided solid recommendations, so I did not have to second guess.

Derek

22 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
22 years of experience
I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Derek and Yourmechanic.com for making a historically problematic, expensive and stressful situation the exact opposite. Our mechanic Derek is honest, reliable, efficient, and completely changed my vision of auto repair. I am committed to using only yourmechanic.com for all our auto services moving forward, and am excited to tell everyone I know about this company. The days of the "trustworthy mechanic" being an oxymoron are long gone. I applaud this company on their business acumen and choice of mechanics. Thank you!

Ricardo

22 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
22 years of experience
Very professional and courteous

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Great service and Brandon solved my problem.

Tabitha

16 years of experience
211 reviews
Tabitha
16 years of experience
Satisfy and happy

Joseph

19 years of experience
495 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Quick and professional! Would recommend!

David

20 years of experience
107 reviews
David
20 years of experience

Michael

21 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Diagnosed in minutes. Very personable young man with thorough knowledge of his profession. Took Mike very little time to put in the new starter. Cranked like a champ. Next time I have a problem with my vehicles, I will for certain ask for Mike.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
He was outstanding, polite, knowledgeable and I am telling all my friends about him and this service!

Tomas

12 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
12 years of experience
Arrived on time and started to work on the car! I highly recommend him!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rodeo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $255 $175.28 $79.99 9% $282.78
2007 Chrysler Aspen $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2010 Mazda CX-9 $338 $257.98 $79.99 7% $365.48
2014 Cadillac Escalade $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2016 Lincoln MKX $573 $405.18 $167.97 9% $630.93
2013 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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