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San Leandro Automotive Starter Relay

Doral’s Auto Repair, provides San Leandro with unequaled battery, charging system, and starting system repair and service, including issues related to starter relay.  

Damaged or worn out starter relay can cause all kinds of highly inconvenient issues such as slow cranking, no cranking, and unusual noises while starting. If you notice any of these warning signs, give us a call so our nationally ASE certified technicians can inspect your vehicle and diagnose the root cause of the problems and let you know how they can be repaired. Inspection by a qualified technician is necessary because these symptoms are not limited to a faulty starter relay – other components may be at fault.

The most obvious symptom is if your vehicle does not start – if you turn the key in the ignition or press that starter button on the electronic key, and the engine does not start, the starter relay may be at fault. 

Intermittent problems starting the vehicle might also indicate starter relay at fault. If you own cars long enough, you will experience a scenario where the vehicle does not start, but after trying a few times, it does. This can happen if the starter relay became damaged due to dirt, excessive heat, or other normal wear, but there can be other issues not related to the starter relay that might cause sporadic operation of the starter. Again, inspection by a competent mechanic is the place to start. 

Another problem, fortunately pretty rare, is when the starter stays on after the engine is started. This will likely cause damage to the starter, relay and other components. 

When you hear clicking sounds from the starter, the starter relay may be at fault, though more often than not, it’s the battery that has been drained. If a battery test performed by a competent technician indicates that the battery is ok, then possible it’s the starter relay that needs to be looked at. 

If you notice any of the above symptoms, bring your vehicle to Doral’s Auto Repair in San Leandro – our nationally ASE certified technicians will inspect your vehicle, find the root cause, and if it does turn out to be a starter relay that needs to be replaced, they can get that done the same day, in most cases. Repairs performed at Doral’s Auto Repair carry 24 month / 24, 000 miles warranty. Call us to set up an appointment. 

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