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

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Number of Reviews

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James

30 years of experience
536 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Professional and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone.
James is great. Next time I. Need a mechanic he will. Be who I call.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1219 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theadore was great, very honest and e e a thooral check on my car. It running like new.
Theodore is very skilled. He found the problem quickly. To my surprise, he's already got the parts on the way here. So the initial inspection appointment also had the problem fixed. In addition, he helped me with other problems. He is also a very nice guy and easy to communicate. He gave me advice on any further potential problem that might happen on the car model based on his years of experience.

Richard

10 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
knowledgeable and polite with prompt service. highly recommend!
Came early, explained everything well, friendly.

Ira

11 years of experience
34 reviews
Ira
11 years of experience
It could not have gone any better! On time, got the job done fast and right. More than surprise how well it went!

John

18 years of experience
138 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Would recommend John, he was on time, professional, and did a great job in replacing my vehicles starter.

Robert

15 years of experience
26 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Showed up On-Time, Polite and Professional

Jennifer

18 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
18 years of experience
He arrived 30 minutes before the appointment time. The repair was done within 45 minutes. Very effective and efficient. Would request again for any future repairs. Thanks!

Christian

11 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
11 years of experience
Christian was great. He showed up early, was able to get everything fixed and was flexible with me having to run errands while he worked.

Michael

26 years of experience
239 reviews
Michael
26 years of experience
On time, professional, completed the work promptly. Would use again.

Anthony

32 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
32 years of experience
He arrived on time and finished before i new it im very happy in they even quoted me for more services i need done


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
2015 Kia Rondo $307 $227.49 $79.99 8% $334.99
2014 Honda Civic $334 $213.54 $119.98 11% $374.79
2005 Ford E-150 Club Wagon $273 $193.36 $79.99 9% $300.86
2012 Cadillac Escalade $395 $299.24 $95.98 7% $428.24
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $389 $309.42 $79.99 6% $416.92
2012 Porsche 911 $1590 $1365.88 $223.97 4% $1666.88

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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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