Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Buena Park.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

Rating Summary
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Richard

9 years of experience
446 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Very nice and descriptive!
He was on time and very knowledgably about what is need on the car.

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James did a wonderful job. He changed out the starter with out a hitch and now I do not half to worry about an intermittent functioning starter. I was going to change it myself and then looked at the hassle of it...I did not want to deal with it. James made it look easy, but I knew it would have been a chore for me. He was very nice and professional. Gave me some recommendations without being a sales person. I felt he was honest and sincere. If you have a need for a mechanic, James is a great person to call up to the plate. YourMechanic is a great service! James...Thank You for doing a great job! Oh, on a side note, if this was done at a shop, the mechanic would probably not have finished in a couple of hours. I was up and driving around very quickly...not an all day project.

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Always shows up when expected and really understands the issues and problems with the vehicles he works with. A true professional, I have recommended him a few times to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. The most stand up and honest mechanics I know.

Brian

21 years of experience
238 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian figured out my car’s issue very quickly and got it taken care of right away. I will be calling him again next time I have an issue!

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
José did a great job. Definitely recommend him.

Clark

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Clark
14 years of experience
Clark was very professional, knowledgable and clean. I would 100% recommend Clark.

Jose

13 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
I gave used Jose before. I expected the best and got the best. He was early, quick and did great work. I will continue to use him. Awesome!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin was awesome!!!! So happy with his quick and friendly service! I felt he was honest and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first time using yourmechanic.com and I must admit I was impressed with Godwin and his service. I would definitely recommend!

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Stephen was punctual, capable, and generally awesome. He showed up on time, confirmed the problem right away, did the repair quickly and gave me a full diagnostic for my car. I'd definitely use Stephen again and would recommend his service to anyone.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Buena Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 $328 $232.06 $95.98 9% $361.06
2006 BMW X3 $711 $535.20 $175.97 7% $771.70
2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2012 Lexus IS F $1002 $241.70 $759.90 20% $1262.95

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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