Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Woodside.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
He is always on time and does great work!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Extremely_Knowledgeable

Michael

9 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Michael arrived early. This is not a bad thing. He completed the inspection (exterior) of the vehicle while he waited and completed the scheduled repair in an orderly and professional manner. I believe I've found my mechanic.

Wilson

11 years of experience
289 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Wilson was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided simple rundowns on what needed to be fixed or should be soon. Very appreciative.

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
dan was great the job well done unfortunately after I drove the car for 2 hours parked it went in the store that didn't start again so there's one more thing that we missed

Victor

9 years of experience
200 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Great service

Irvin

20 years of experience
46 reviews
Irvin
20 years of experience
Very professional would recommend and use services again.

Dominic

21 years of experience
7 reviews
Dominic
21 years of experience
Thank you for providing a knowledgeable and professional mechanic.

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was professional and was able to get the job done within the time frame specified

Roberto

10 years of experience
27 reviews
Roberto
10 years of experience
Very thorough and very knowledgeable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2005 Ford Thunderbird $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2008 Saturn Aura $265 $161.43 $103.98 11% $301.18
2012 Cadillac Escalade $395 $299.24 $95.98 7% $428.24
2004 Infiniti I35 $251 $171.10 $79.99 9% $278.60
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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