Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Brea.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
It would have been great except he disconnected the battery and forgot to reprogram the radio and the GPS. He came back and did it the next day. Overall a good job.

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
I like the fact that when Robert was on the way I was notified and when he arrived I was also notified. Communication is key. Robert was friendly and got right to work. He replaced my starter and it only took an hour and maybe fifteen minutes. Not having to wait at a shop was perfect. I was able to do what I needed to do at home. That was awesome. I accidentally ran upon the website looking for parts. I am glad I did. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Toyia

victor

2 years of experience
7 reviews
victor
2 years of experience
Everything was great, nice guy great performance they only reason I can’t give 5 star is he was 20 mins late

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel worked quickly and confidently and did a great job at a reasonabke price. This was my first time using this service and I will definitely use it again and recommend it to others.

Sayeed

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
Great service, real professional!! Very fast and extremely helpful also a real down to earth guy!

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was early which was great since i could not go anywhere until he was done. Very friendly customer relations, very fast in getting the job done with no mess whatsoever. The next time i have a problem with my car, i will ask for him, knowing the work is done fast, clean and working right when he is done.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
He was very professional and made it easy to understand what needed to be done and how long it would take.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
On time. Repair was quick and successful. Good attitude. Highly recommended.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was awesome! He actually called me to ask if he could come early. I was shocked but was so glad that he could get the job done earlier. Terry was very professional, completed the work quickly, and accurately. MyMechanic has a huge asset in Mechanic's like Terry! I will come to MyMechanic often for future repairs, the price was very competitive, and the work done is excellent, because of Mechanic's like Terry!

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
It was extremely satisfying and he is a very good professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Brea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon $377 $296.89 $79.99 6% $404.39
2012 Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2015 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $923 $715.15 $207.97 7% $994.65
2013 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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