Car Starter Repair at your home or office in San Carlos.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Shaun showed up around 730am and fixed my starter in my Jeep in about 45 minutes or so. It looks like everything is in working order and I would use Shaun again for repairs.
Nice job!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
On time, quick and convenient.
He was very good at his job

Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
It was a tricky job but he stuck with it. A great mechanic and service person.

Bryant

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
He's amazing! Even if it's dark already and too cold he came and fixed my car. We've talked about some personal stuffs. he's very positive about life. I was stressed that time but felt better after our talk. Definitely I would recommend Bryant to everybody. Thanks Bryant! God bless you and your family.

Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Excellent Customer Service. Benjamin was on time and was very friendly and was very thorough in explaining the services rendered and recommendations for further services that are needed. I would like Benjamin to be my regular service provider.

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Stefan was friendly, informative, professional and efficient. He replaced a starter in my old Acura and it works perfectly now.

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
A good solution to repair your car, no need to go to dealer / tow car/ waiting for a whole day, totally hassel free! Thanks

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun was absolutely great not only was he early. Everything was done fast very professional. This was my first time I will definitely book him again. Thanks Shaun back on the road again because of you. I'm recommending him to all my friends and family.

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Stephen was punctual, capable, and generally awesome. He showed up on time, confirmed the problem right away, did the repair quickly and gave me a full diagnostic for my car. I'd definitely use Stephen again and would recommend his service to anyone.

William

9 years of experience
21 reviews
William
9 years of experience
This was our first time using yourmechanic.com and we are very pleased! William arrived 10 minutes early, was polite and knowledgeable. Price was competitive. We will definitely ask for him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Carlos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Matrix $233 $153.24 $79.99 10% $260.74
2009 Kia Spectra $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2012 Chevrolet Express 2500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2011 BMW Z4 $626 $409.82 $215.97 10% $700.07
2007 Mini Cooper $317 $205.47 $111.98 10% $355.97
2010 Jaguar XF $838 $694.29 $143.98 5% $887.79

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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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