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

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$146.79 - $1,035.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,656

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Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay put a starter in my car. he was very professional and explain everything. thank you
Jay was quick and very professional. Gave me honest advise on other items regarding my vehicle. Very knowledgeable and amicable. Recommend him to anyone!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
783 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery was very knowledgable about replacing the starter. After locating the starter in the engine myself, I thought it would be a very difficult thing to do but Jeff had the starter removed and replaced rather fast and without any problems at all. Very impressed!
I was admittedly skeptical - surely the sequel can't be as good as the first one! - but Jeffrey was a joy to have working on my car! He initially inspected my car to correctly determine the problem, and when the quote turned out to be not only reasonable but extremely competitive I didn't waste any time having him come back and replace the starter in my car. With the mechanic being such a nice guy, and the price beating the local, tradition auto repair shop, having him come to me simply sealed the deal! This respectful, knowledgable fellow is now my mechanic, and he should be Your Mechanic, too!
Jacob

Jacob

10 years of experience
190 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Did a great job!
Awesome guy! Very professional. Repair was completed in record time. He deserves a raise and an all expense paid vacation.
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
He's a lifesaver. Was on the road same day. He was quick and friendly. Will ask for him next time. Thanks for your help!
Paul

Paul

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
10 years of experience
Benjamin

Benjamin

8 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
8 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.
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
All I can say is that Patrick was totally awesome to work with. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and very professional. I had an appointment scheduled for Tuesday, but he called me on Monday to let me know he had an opening. I'm glad he did. He came out and completed the repair in a timely and efficient manner. I was a bit leery at first about a mobile mechanic but Patrick made the entire procedure a pleasure. I highly recommend him and this service.
Ralph

Ralph

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Ralph
31 years of experience
Ralph was excellent, fast, and responsive.
Justin

Justin

13 years of experience
57 reviews
Justin
13 years of experience
Did a great job, very friendly, very professional, and would recommend him to all my friends and family. I would like to thank him for such a great job.
David

David

18 years of experience
107 reviews
David
18 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Martin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty $377 $296.89 $79.99 6% $404.39
2008 Toyota Highlander $638 $413.60 $223.97 10% $714.60
2014 Nissan NV2500 $511 $431.23 $79.99 5% $538.73
2009 BMW 335i xDrive $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2010 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $294 $214.03 $79.99 8% $321.53
2014 Ford Mustang $282 $201.79 $79.99 8% $309.29

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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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