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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely professionally, skilled, informed and just a pleasant man! Thank you Peter! My car is running like a champ!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
I was very pleased with Lucas.

Horacio

36 years of experience
18 reviews
Horacio
36 years of experience
Horacio is a very confident mechanic, and it shows. You can tell he loves what he does. I completely trusted having him work on my vehicle. He replaced my starter and my car runs great! This is the first time using your service. I did have doubts about a mechanic coming to my home, but was so pleased with the results! I definitely will be using your service again. Thank you!!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian arrived 10 minutes early, removed the bad starter from my 1998 Subaru and replaced it (in addition to doing the overall inspection of the car), all in less than 45 minutes. The Subaru fired right up. The quoted price was the price I was charged. Next time I need work on one of my cars, I will be calling Your Mechanic.

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Great job. Came early and got it done quick. Hey Andrew you left a wrench by accident. Let me know if you need it back!

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
Called ahead of appointment, was on time, diagnosed issue (wasn't problem I thought), required job and finished in the dark by flaslight! Honest, friendly and knowledgeable.

ROBERT

15 years of experience
26 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
Robert did a masterful job in replacing my car’s starter. Can’t recommend him enough!

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
This is a great service and Art was wonderful to work with. I will never use any other service!

Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Quick and easy

Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
was on time, did the work in the time promised, I would hire him again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Canoga Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen Eos $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $332 $220.08 $111.98 10% $370.58
2012 Jeep Wrangler $214 $133.61 $79.99 11% $241.11
2013 Cadillac ATS $544 $343.79 $199.97 11% $612.54
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $817 $577.26 $239.97 9% $899.76
2006 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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