Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Arcadia.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Very cool, friendly, and professional. Can easily identify the problems my with car. Works quickly so you can spend less time worrying about your problems. Would recommend him to anyone.
Very professional and ahead of time for this appointment. Fix my vehicle promptly and gave me advice on maintence

Nazareth

25 years of experience
84 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Real cool guy got there super early worked fast and helped get my car running again

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
very impressive

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matt came to replace a starter. After inspecting all electrical components, he determined that not only was the starter bad, but also the battery. Because of this inspection, I was able to get a new battery since the old battery was under warranty. I was very happy about that. Matt completed the job quickly and then did a 50 point inspection where he answered all of my questions about the inspection. Overall, I was very pleased with Matt. A very professional and very nice guy. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking for a skilled mechanic.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
he is nice guy and fixed starter up for short time wow he experts. but he need to communicate with deaf for specific starter issue. anyway I like him.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was prompt, polite and got the job done fast. He's a great mechanic, and I will recommend to anyone I know that needs work on their car.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Very happy with the service and happy with Jay Unger.

Joseph

25 years of experience
490 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Professional and communication was perfect

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Great experience. Steven arrived early and was very friendly! He had my car running in no time. I would recommend him to everyone.

Gregory

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Gregory
13 years of experience
Greg was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. He arrived on time, explained his process to complete my repairs and was very professional. Greg completed the repairs to my satisfaction, cleaned up after his repairs were complete and explained what he had done to my vehicle. I will be using Greg for all of my repairs from now on!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Arcadia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2008 Honda Ridgeline $366 $286.48 $79.99 6% $393.98
2015 Hyundai Elantra $261 $181.23 $79.99 9% $288.73
2012 BMW 328i $545 $408.88 $135.98 7% $591.63
2014 Audi A4 allroad $604 $419.81 $183.97 9% $667.06
2005 Jaguar S-Type $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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.

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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