Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Alhambra.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was great! Very knowledgeable, honest and thorough. In fact, Danny save me some money by the right recommendation and performed the appropriate scope of work in my car. He wasn't like one of those mechanic who tries to pull a fast one on you in order to maximize their bottom line. I will definitely use Danny's services again.
Despite everything Danny did a great job! Came in and even if things looked grim he still went in there head held up high and still managed to come out on top! Thanks to him the car is back up and running again and I’m glad he came. Keep it up Danny!

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Very good he takes pride in his work and loves the chalenge. Had the proper tools to handle the German car. Thank you for now . I will tell people in our park.
He came and replaced my starter in a very good amount of time. Great job man thanks!

Alejandro

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
I thought he was very good. He was on time and didn't take too long to fix my car. I would recommend him to anyone who would need their car fixed

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
I have never had a starter replaced so quickly. Ricardo is a highly recommended, advanced mechanic. I literally went inside my house to take a little break, thought I'd give him a bottle of water and by the time I went back outside, he was already done with the replacement. I was amazed. He even gave me a lot of tips about the most common issues with my vehicle based on other drivers with the same vehicle. Thanks again Ricardo. You will be the only Your Mechanic that I will book, I guarantee that.

Daniel

16 years of experience
64 reviews
Daniel
16 years of experience
This was my first experience with this service,the mechanic showed up 5-10 minutes ahead of appointment which was great had the job done in just a lil over the estimated time it would take( I sent information it was v6..it is only 4 cylinder..ooopps) mechanic had to leave to exchange parts.. Great mechanic,great experience, will use in the future..thanks for the help and understanding of my mistake..

Victor

33 years of experience
105 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor arrived on time; very personable; got right to work; had repair completed in one hour. Was very thorough and went over all spects of work to be done kept me informed of progress along the way. I will definitely be using Victor again. The service cost was less than shop price and worth every penny spent.

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience

Braxton

9 years of experience
190 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Great experience - he arrived early and completed the job efficiently for the quoted price! I would definitely recommend using Braxton in the future. I went online at 8:30 and he was at my house fixing my car at 1:00. An awesome job.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very professional, I had a great experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Alhambra?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $379 $282.63 $95.98 8% $411.63
2009 Saab 9-5 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $665 $392.59 $271.96 12% $758.09
2015 BMW 535i GT xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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