Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Tracy.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,077.07

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Tracy

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,746

Rating Summary
4,499
144
25
16
62
4,499
144
25
16
62

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
he was very professional and nice. I would recommend to my friends.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
243 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Showed up on time and communicated exactly what he was doing. Finished close to estimated time. No issues

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Very nice person basically left him alone to do his job since im self employed I appreciate that he came and fixed my truck in a professional manner was pleased with the repair will be using your services more often now that inknow I can trust your company to do the job right the first time and the warranty on the work is good no complaints at all

Patrick

13 years of experience
393 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He replaced my starter in under an hour and gave suggestions for fixing further issues with my truck on my own. Super fast and very helpful!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience

Jamahl

18 years of experience
816 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl took pictures of all the parts he changed so that you can see the work was actually performed. Also he gave updates as soon as he knew more. I would definitely let Jamahl work on any of my cars.

Bryan

20 years of experience
42 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Good work. Very polite.

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Punctual and efficient. Thanks!

Bacle

15 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
15 years of experience
Bacle was very informative and respectable. After the repair work was done Bacle gave advice for any future diagnostics/repairs as needed. I'm Glad I found the service online and would for sure use it again if needed and most definitely spread the word.

Dan

37 years of experience
709 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Just Perfect service.....Dan you are a a true pro. Was even a few minutes EARLY for the appointment time. Who gives that kind of service anymore? Totally pleased and what a great job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tracy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Nissan 370Z $479 $398.73 $79.99 5% $506.23
2012 Subaru Legacy $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2012 Ford F-150 $246 $165.83 $79.99 10% $273.33
2012 Audi A4 $640 $432.06 $207.97 10% $711.56
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 $585 $377.39 $207.97 10% $656.89
2011 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com