Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Bel Air.

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$154.22 - $1,120.00

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,463

Rating Summary
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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
581 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and nice.
Very thurough. Very proffessional. Thanks again man.!

Scott

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Scott is very professional and clearly knows his ability. Replaced bad starter very quickly. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone who needs quality work done.

Michael

24 years of experience
199 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Professional...Came in and got right to work and did a great job. Strongly recommended...Will definitely use him again.

Jose

14 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great knowledge and all around nice guy.

Matthew

32 years of experience
817 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
He was friendly and professional. He did a great job thank you Matthew!

John

19 years of experience
464 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John was awesome! He changed the starter on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza. Professional and polite. Two huge thumbs up! :)

William

17 years of experience
90 reviews
William
17 years of experience
William is a great guy. He was on time and knew what he was doing. After replacing a few things in my car myself, I knew I needed a new starter. William replaced the starter in my car, which was a hard job. He did a great job and my car started. I would definitely recommend William and will be using him again in the future.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
He was a great help

Breck

19 years of experience
640 reviews
Breck
19 years of experience
Breck showed up early and did the job quickly. He was a pleasure to work with.

Joe

14 years of experience
398 reviews
Joe
14 years of experience
Joe was great...he was personable and efficient..fully explained what my next steps should be!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Bel Air?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Ridgeline $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2009 Subaru Legacy $300 $212.33 $87.98 9% $330.58
2006 Ford Escape $289 $192.58 $95.98 10% $321.58
2016 Lexus GS350 $366 $269.76 $95.98 8% $398.76
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $801 $561.00 $239.97 9% $883.50
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10

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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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