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

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Excellent Rating


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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Scott

32 years of experience
31 reviews
Scott
32 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.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Quality, timely service. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'd give him six stars if I could!

Michael

8 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
8 years of experience
My husband said that Michael was a nice person. He showed up for the appointment on time and that he really explained things to him and suggested what things should be fixed first he really got a sense that he cared about what he was doing. Michael really represented the your mechanic well. Will let him come back for other repairs for now on,

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Good

Lee

32 years of experience
66 reviews
Lee
32 years of experience
Lee showed up 20 minutes early and apologized for being late, you can tell he was in the military. He did great work in a timely fashion and I'm already bragging to my friends about him and your app! Thanks a million!

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Howard arrived on time and get straight to the work. Great service and professional!

Scott

34 years of experience
574 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was great! Showed up early, very knowledgeable and easy to talk too. Installed a new starter in no time at all. Great experience and very satisfied. I will definetly be calling Scott again!

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Second service from Charles: on time, fast, friendly, no problems!

Dellano

16 years of experience
354 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Awesome job. Very nice guy. Very professional

Brandon

18 years of experience
764 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon took care of the car quickly and without issue.


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
2008 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2004 Dodge Dakota $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2012 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2013 Lexus ES350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2012 Porsche 911 $1522 $1297.75 $223.97 4% $1598.75

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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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