Car Starter Repair at your home or office in South San Francisco.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

14 years of experience
403 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris did an excellent job. Showed up on time, with the proper parts and did a great job.
Chris replaced the starter and power steering fluid in my car and I actually notice the difference when steering. He also did a great job fast. Moreover, he recommended tirerack which is great if you have to change your tires and is cheaper than going directly to a tire shop.

Alfred

11 years of experience
314 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred was very thorough. Great mechanic and very nice guy. He checked other things about my car that would need services. I would definitely recommend Alfred to anyone that needs a mechanic!!
Very knowledgeable, did the job in a very timely fashion.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
It was fast and easier than going to an actual mechanic shop. More reliable and time savings.

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
One word: Awesome. Joe was cordial, nice, had great communication and provided an excellent service. I will be using Joe again and recommending him to friends and family.

Trevor

20 years of experience
151 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
very professional. Diagnosed my problem quickly that a so called expert at a local shop could not. Highly recommended

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend him.

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Mike did a great job. Was on time (actually early which worked out even better). He knew what was wrong and fixed my problem in a timely manner and at a fair price. I will definitely use his service again.

Fred

15 years of experience
318 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Outstanding, right on time, very friendly, absolutely knows cars. We really appreciated Fred's service and honest evaluation of other issues with our car's engine.

Jay

35 years of experience
683 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Just would like to thank Mr. Unger for showing up early on my day of appointment, he didn't just fix my car, he showed professional service by giving me a break down of every possible solution to my automobile problems. He did such a awesome job and I am defiantly excited to have him come back to mantain my vehicle from now on. He a showed tons of knowledge and enlightened me to what he could do in order to get me back on the road. I am so grateful and appreciate his professionalism as I am a professional myself, it was more then a pleasure to have him as my mechanic, thank you so much Jay.......I pray you have a continued blessed career sir.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South San Francisco?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan Sentra $247 $166.64 $79.99 10% $274.14
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2004 Volvo S40 $377 $280.78 $95.98 8% $409.78
2014 BMW 650i xDrive $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $515 $363.46 $151.98 9% $567.71
2012 Jaguar XF $1034 $890.43 $143.98 4% $1083.93

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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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