Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rodeo.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,746

Rating Summary
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Rodney

34 years of experience
379 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
He is super fast Very professional and helpful he fixed me started in about thirty minutes
Very professional, I had a great experience

Joel

19 years of experience
728 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel showed up on time, was very professional and courteous. Replaced the starter in the allotted time and left no mess in our garage. A true professional. We were very pleased with Joel. Highly recommend him for your mechanic needs. If we have another mechanical issue we will certainly request Joel. We couldn't be happier.
Joel was prompt and very friendly. I've had an extremely bad experience with another mobile mechanic. I pledged not to ever use another . Your website had a melting point, but Joel made me a believer. I most definitely will be a repeat customer.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Took my old starter off and put new one on in bout 30 mims very fast A+++++

Brandon

18 years of experience
763 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Fast and efficient

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Dave is very knowledgeable and personable.

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
Great service and was very polite and professional. I will definitely recommend him to others.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Will recommend to friends

Keith

28 years of experience
76 reviews
Keith
28 years of experience
Arrived on time. Recognized I received the wrong part from parts store, was patient and proceeded with other work while I exchanged it. Got the new starter in, and it still didn't start. He diagnosed the issue with my battery connection, and helped get it straightened out enough to start the vehicle and ensure it was only the connections that were bad at that point. Sadly, didn't have the connectors I needed, but not a big deal to replace them once I was sure they were the only issue.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Jacob completed the job early and installed the starter on my car fast and in the rain. Thank you Jacob for getting me back on the road again.

Jose

14 years of experience
290 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Excellent, very professional, prompt. He was able to repair my car. Highly recommended. Thank you Jose


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
2006 Suzuki XL-7 $267 $187.37 $79.99 9% $294.87
2005 Dodge Stratus $282 $170.08 $111.98 12% $320.58
2013 Honda Fit $364 $244.48 $119.98 10% $405.73
2007 Audi Q7 $1371 $355.00 $1015.87 20% $1720.25
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $492 $291.65 $199.97 12% $560.40
2015 BMW M3 $1080 $559.61 $519.93 14% $1258.36

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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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