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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Vacaville

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Jason is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. He was prompt, (even a few minutes early). After replacing my starter, showed me exactly what was wrong with the old one. I asked about a couple more service jobs I wanted to consider. He explained them and sent quotes. Excellent service! I would like Jason back for future work.
Jason went above and beyond any expectations I could have had including working in the rain I will definitely use him again for any issues in the future

Rodney

35 years of experience
387 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
He came to do what I thought was a difficult job, a starter on a 97 Corolla.... but he was done in an hour! Absolutely amazing! One of the best mechanics I have ever seen. Highly recommend his skills.
Very knowledgeable and courteous. Was able to book an appt the very next day after my car died. Rodney kept his work area and my car clean and was efficient with his time. He offered info for other repairs he recommends. I will definitely be booking recommended work after the holidays, and I will book with Rodney. Thanks a bunch !!

David

33 years of experience
66 reviews
David
33 years of experience
Great experience for me. David arrived early, introduced himself, and after a brief conversation told to go relax and got to work. I didn’t have to call around for part prices. The price was less than shops I called and I didn’t have to pay to tow my vehicle to shop or any diagnostic fee. Excellent service I will both use again and recommend to others.
David was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Great Job

Stefan

16 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
16 years of experience
Courteous, on time and professional. Did fast great work. Much appreciated!

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
Gary was awesome. Very friendly.

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
David has gone above and beyond to get my car repaired. I have had David work on my car several times and will call on him any time I need car repairs.

Gregory

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Gregory
14 years of experience
Greg was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. He arrived on time, explained his process to complete my repairs and was very professional. Greg completed the repairs to my satisfaction, cleaned up after his repairs were complete and explained what he had done to my vehicle. I will be using Greg for all of my repairs from now on!!

Michael

10 years of experience
24 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
friendly, competent, professional, courteous, knowledgable, timely, expert, very helpful with a response to my questions I thank micheal and you for your service

Carlos

15 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Great work and great experience!

Brian

21 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
I did significant research prior to deciding to use YourMechanic. I'm glad I decided to give it a try v having our vehicle fixed at a traditional repair shop. Pricing is competitive, but the service is exceptional. Brian was great - candid, knowledgeable, personable....and fixed the problem. Can't ask for more than that!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Vacaville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ram 3500 $440 $359.98 $79.99 5% $467.48
2013 Chevrolet Equinox $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2010 Lexus LX570 $490 $265.92 $223.97 13% $566.92
2008 Cadillac STS $468 $339.52 $127.98 8% $511.52
2014 Porsche Panamera $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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