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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Starter - Sacramento, California
So nice!!!! Great communication. Timely & honest. Will for sure recommend & request again if further services are needed!
Lexus SC300 - Starter - Sacramento, California
Clean, fast, efficient & respectful.. I would recommend Phillip..

Rodney

34 years of experience
383 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Sacramento, California
I have booked Rodney before. He is always prompt courteous and very knowledgeable. He tells you exactly what needs to be done gets the job done right. Very fair and down to earth guy. I will book him every time I need work on one of my vehicles.
GMC Envoy - Starter - Sacramento, California
Timely, professional, and quick to assess the problem and fix it. Nice to have someone with the level of experience as Rodney's.

Nick

12 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Starter - Sacramento, California
I couldn’t be more pleased with the service i received. I will definitely recommend to anyone who needs a mechanic! Thank you so much.
Mercedes-Benz C230 - Starter - Sacramento, California
Nick is very Friendly, I do feel he could have gotten my car done faster. I feel he can improve and I still think we can work together, but need him to be honest of the cheapest price for us that are on a budget. We all make a living and I want to refer people, but only if people don't get price gauged. Thank you Nick for getting my car to run finally.

David

14 years of experience
593 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Sacramento, California
David was great in fixing my issue, unfortunately, the weather was bad but he still replaced my starter in the rain. This was my second time using David and he is awesome!
Audi A4 Quattro - Starter - Sacramento, California
This is my 3rd time using David to work on my Audi. He is always on time, professional, helpful and informative. I doubt I will use anyone else.

Nick

64 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
64 years of experience
Oldsmobile Intrigue - Starter - Sacramento, California
Nick was GREAT. With a team like this, I hope to never step foot in a repair shop again! Making sure my kids have the app installed and know what to do when/if they have car problems. Thank you for this great service.
Toyota Corolla - Starter - Sacramento, California
customer service department is difficult and time consuming to contact once they have gotten your credit card on file. Won't call you back if they think it could be trouble.

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Mazda 626 - Starter - Sacramento, California
Nelson did a great job replacing the starter on my car. Very punctual and professional.
Kia Sephia - Car Starter Repair - Sacramento, California
Nelson was very professional and he got the starter replaced very quickly.

David

14 years of experience
55 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Starter - Sacramento, California
David was really polite and was able to put my starter on really quickly. Will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Starter - Sacramento, California
Great experience. Steven arrived early and was very friendly! He had my car running in no time. I would recommend him to everyone.

David

22 years of experience
22 reviews
David
22 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Sacramento, California
David’s an awesome honest guy and his work is even better. Doesn’t cut corners , no Mickey Mouse work here . Highly recommend !!!

CESAR

13 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
13 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Starter - Sacramento, California
Cesar was great!! He called me 30 minutes prior to arriving to confirm appointment. When he arrived he called again to confirm arrival. Communication was never an issue and made for an easy experience. While working on the car, he explained the process and made it a learning experience.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sacramento?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2013 Chrysler Town & Country $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt $295 $214.76 $79.99 8% $322.26
2012 BMW 328i $545 $408.88 $135.98 7% $591.63
2011 BMW X6 $852 $475.71 $375.95 13% $980.96
2005 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1303.65 $223.97 4% $1604.65

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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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