Subaru Starter Repair & Replacement Services Research in Redwood City, CA

In a gas-powered vehicle, a small starter motor is responsible for turning over the engine so it can run on its own. Replacing a bad starter is among the more common services we perform on Subaru models that have been around for a long time, and we share some of our experience with Subaru starters in this article. The factory-trained technicians in our dealership service center at Carlsen Subaru have seen just about everything that could happen to the starter in your Subaru.

We believe it's important for our customers to be well-informed, which is why we put together Subaru service information pages like this one. So, if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for our technicians to take care of your vehicle, please contact us online, over the phone, or in person.

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Car Starter

The obvious answer here is that your car won't start. However, that doesn't always mean that the starter is bad. In fact, the starter is one of many reasons why your car won't start. To help narrow it down, first consider what the vehicle sounds like when you try to start the vehicle. If you hear little more than a click, it may well be the battery, alternator, or something else in the electrical system. If your vehicle sounds like it normally does when you turn the key, but never fires up and runs on its own, chances are that the starter is still working but something with the fuel, air, or spark inside the engine isn't working right.

However, if you turn the key in your vehicle to hear a strange high-pitched noise, it may be time to have your starter looked at. When you stop by an authorized Subaru service center like ours, expert technicians can test the starter and quickly get to the bottom of the problem.

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Does a Bad Starter Have to be Replaced, or Can it Be Repaired?

Often, it's the solenoid on the starter that goes bad. Whether it's best to have this small part replaced or the whole starter motor assembly comes down to the time required for each option. Since repairing a bad starter means taking it apart, it's usually more time consuming than simply replacing the whole unit. Often more affordable to simply replace the entire starter. However, it's always best to have a factory-trained technician determine the most efficient way forward when it comes to starter problems.

Contact the Service Department at Carlsen Subaru South of San Francisco

Friendly and knowledgeable service advisers are available to answer any questions and set an appointment in person or over the phone in our service center at Carlsen Subaru. For basic maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations, we can typically have you in and out quickly at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063. For more involved Subaru service, or if you're looking for the most efficient way to maintain your ride, it's easy to schedule a service appointment online.

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Why Trust the Certified Experts at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA?

While no one knows your Subaru quite like the certified technicians in our service center, there are other reasons to trust the dealership for taking care of your Subaru. You see, generic oil change chains and independent mechanics typically don't specialize in Subaru engineering the way we do. When you trust dealership experts, you won't have to worry about paying for extra parts that don't solve the problem. Instead, authorized technicians like ours are extensively trained in the diagnosis and service of Subaru models. This way, you know that your Subaru is getting the expert care it deserves.

What's more, we only use OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, and components that allow you to continue your journey with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your Subaru maintains the high quality it came with the day it rolled off the assembly line. Not only is this a level of quality you can count on, authorized Subaru service is an important part of maintaining the factory warranty. Contact us to find out more at Carlsen Subaru, serving San Mateo and Fremont, CA.

Carlsen Subaru

480 Veterans Blvd
Directions Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Sales: 650-365-6390
  • Service : 650-365-6390
  • Parts: 650-365-6390


  • Monday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed