Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Visalia.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

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Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
The best I mechanic I have encountered I was sure I had to replace my starter but it turns out it was just that my battery was corroded. Saved me 200 dollars and very fast took about 10 minutes.
Dellano was fantastic. What I liked most was that he was very happy to show me how the repair would and explain the motions along the way. That way it was a learning experience instead of just sitting on the side and waiting. Dellano was on time, professional, and focused. It was about the work and he enjoyed the work. He was happy to point out other issues that I would need to keep an eye on and gave me tips on how to do it myself. And I know that if I'm not able, I have someone who is reliable, friendly, competent, and kind to help fix it.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very polite, got the job done quick and my car runs great! Will be using this service again!
First time user, it was great. He was very helpful.

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Everything I have hoped for. Very well done.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Best service yet

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
This is the first time I have used a mobile mechanic at all, and I'm pleased with YourMechanic. I hope you guys do well, because this is a service that is necessary. It felt better than going to the shop -- where often they try to up-sell me, which leads me to feel suspicious of their motives. Not to mention shops are mostly uncomfortable to stay at, and you can't watch them work on your car, which also leads me to feel suspicious of their work. I am happy with your service and fair prices.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was easy to work with. He got the starter replaced in no time.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell called and asked if would be okay and arrived early. He quickly diagnosed a complex starter issue. He obviously has a great working knowledge and explained all the details as he went along. The repair was complicated by the shoddy quality of workmanship from a previous repair. Russell had to repair the previous repair and replace the starter as well. I am very impressed with Russel and Your Mechanic service. I highly recommend Russell and Your Mechanic. Speedy, fair priced quality work, by an honest company and an honest and capable mechanic! What more could we want? Thank you Russell!

Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
quiet

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
The service was fine we had some misfortune getting scheduled with the on line service and the hold time to schedule via phone was 30 min long. which also caused my delay in getting back on the road I was stranded for 24 hours besides that I thought Alfredo was kind he called me when he arrived and again when the job was complete my car seemed to ride a little different but it is a old car. all in all I would recommend Alfredo to my friends and co-workers. Thanks again Alfredo for a job well done. A. Johnson

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Francisco was great. He was personable and timely. I was very pleased with my experience!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Visalia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Hummer H3 $618 $394.33 $223.97 11% $695.33
2015 Kia Sportage $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2010 Lotus Elise $308 $211.65 $95.98 9% $340.65
2010 Acura TSX $423 $279.33 $143.98 10% $472.83
2014 Mini Cooper $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2015 Maserati Ghibli $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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.

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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