Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Sun Valley.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,110

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David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
This appointment started off a bit rough since it was a rescheduled appointment after the last mechanic never showed up for my initial call. David worked around the poor weather and made sure to keep me aware of what was going on before getting here. The service itself was quick and well done and he had me ready to go in no time I would definitely book him again for future service needs
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Great work and would definitely book an appointment with Joseph again.
Joseph was on time, very friendly, and I felt like he knew what he was doing, and could be trusted. New starter was replaced in an hour! Highly recommend Joesph.

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Excellent
Aswome job

Adam

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Adam
10 years of experience
I was really satisfied with the service. I'll defenetily book Adam again.

Jose

16 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Jose came in promplty at the scheduled time, he was quick to replace the starter and as well as provide tips for to prevent future problems. He also quickly diagnosed another problem and was able to provide details on next steps. I will surely use Jose again in the future.

Justin

19 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
19 years of experience
Great mechanic....would recommend!!!

Daniel

14 years of experience
37 reviews
Daniel
14 years of experience
Daniel was professional, and answered all of my questions.

Augie

30 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
30 years of experience
Very professional and highly reliable. He identified immediately the problem and fixed it within time. I am very happy with the service and will certainly requests his services again.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
Arrived promptly, quickly diagnosed the problem and got to work on it without pressuring us into paying for anything we didn't need.

Chris

25 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
25 years of experience
Chris was very helpful and polite. He replaced the starter and did it quite fast!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sun Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2011 Toyota Corolla $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2013 Ford E-350 Super Duty $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2013 Mini Cooper Countryman $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2013 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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