Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Santa Rosa.

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4/5

Number of Reviews

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Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Very happy, On time, very polite, Will call again to have the recommendation work done in the near future. Thank you
Awesome first experience with your mechanic. Ross had a great attitude and was very helpful and answered all our questions. He preformed the job as quoted and even inspected my vehicle further. Will recommend and use your mechanic again.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
598 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Although he did a good job, I did not appreciate the fact that he insisted that the job was going to be difficult, raise the price and then be done in 15 minutes. The price was still reasonable, and I can understand people wanting to make as much money as possible, but still.
Pradeep was knowledgeable and efficient. He did a good job with my car. He was a little late, but he called beforehand and communicated the reason for being late.

Damian

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Spectacular
Good work

Caster

26 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
26 years of experience

Kenneth

18 years of experience
504 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Awesome guy, he was prepared with all tools needed to do the job and very knowledgeable about other issues to keep an eye out for.

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Good guy. Very knowledgeable

Thomas

28 years of experience
34 reviews
Thomas
28 years of experience
Convenient, friendly, professional, and affordable service. Thomas will be the first person I call for any repairs from here on. No more dealerships. Great guy. Great service. Thank you!

Genaro

11 years of experience
274 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Efficient & professional.

David

23 years of experience
180 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Davids did a perfect job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Santa Rosa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Honda Crosstour $370 $290.23 $79.99 6% $397.73
2006 Pontiac Pursuit $285 $205.15 $79.99 8% $312.65
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2008 Audi A3 Quattro $398 $285.58 $111.98 8% $436.08
2006 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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