A failed starter or one that is on its way out can be frustrated and can even leave you stuck in your driveway, unable to go to work or stranded far away from home. Don’t let this happen to you; at the first signs of a faulty starter, bring your car in to GIC Car Clinic in San Jose, California and have one of our knowledgeable technicians properly diagnose and replace your faulty starter.

What Is a Starter?
A starter is a small, high torque electric motor attached to your engine’s flywheel and used to start your vehicle using battery power. When you turn the key, an electrical signal is sent to the starter solenoid which then ejects a small gear that meshes with the flywheel and, as this gear spins against the flywheel teeth, your vehicle’s engine turns over and the ignition system acts with the fuel system to start your car. A starter can fail in many ways; the solenoid can fail, the electrical wiring or gear can be damaged, the starter can be shorted out or the starter motor itself could become faulty. Knowing the symptoms of a bad starter and replacing it is our job; GIC Car Clinic will get your car back on the road in no time.

With as important as the starter is, it is often overlooked for its function. GIC Car Clinic deals with starter problems often and we can quickly diagnose your starting issues and repair your car right away. Note that there are many other reasons that your car may not start and a faulty starter may not be the problem. There are a lot of things that can go wrong including a faulty battery, a wiring issue or a number of other vehicle systems that might be malfunctioning.

The starter has a difficult job to do and it is often a much maligned part. Many times when your car won’t start, the starter is not the culprit. To be sure, you should have your car properly diagnosed by trained professionals before any repairs are performed. GIC Car Clinic will check your vehicle’s battery, fuel and ignition system and anything else that could be causing your vehicle not to start. We will systematically test any components that could cause your vehicle not to start and replace any that are found faulty.

Signs of a Bad Starter

A bad starter can leave you stranded but GIC Car Clinic can get diagnose your no-start condition and get you back on the road in no time.

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