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Number of Reviews

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Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was nothing but professional. A true professional that displays clear expertise in his trade. He was courteous and ensured my repair needs (starter replacement) was met and took it a bit further to maintain communication should anything arise. I highly recommend Lucas and will continue seeking him for my mechanic needs. Thanks Lucas!
Second time using him and nothing but great work and professionalism that you can expect. Highly recommended and will continue to use him whenever there is an issue with my cars.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is very professional he even showed up early for the appointment which was really great for me

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Extremely competent and helpful. An excellent mechanic.

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Great job! Arrived early and completed service promptly - very customer focused.

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
I think Isais is very experience and would recommend him to anyone. i like his work and will use him again.

Keith

16 years of experience
282 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great service by keith... good job

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
on time or early for two appointments, knowledgeable and got me going as expected. Would definitely recommend Martin and Your Mechanic!

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet was professional and got the job done in a timely manner. Also had a great conversation with him! Really great guy!

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
My English is not perfect so my boyfriend met him outside and said he was great and very professional. And did the job in a timely manner and even diagnosed the car even if he didn't have to.

Victor

9 years of experience
200 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
He did a great job!!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Agoura Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Bentley Continental $321 $224.61 $95.98 9% $353.61
2008 Pontiac Torrent $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2012 Mazda 6 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2007 BMW 525xi $668 $444.30 $223.97 10% $745.30
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $930 $810.19 $119.98 4% $971.44
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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